According to Valve, the number of users playing daily on Steam using a controller has more than doubled in the past two years.
IN message in which announces that all games currently using the Steam Input API are now fully compatible with the new PlayStation 5 controller (meaning full support for DualSense LEDs, trackpad, vibration and gyroscope), Valve reported that people are indeed playing PC games with controllers.
“Over the past two years, the daily number of controller users on Steam has more than doubled. Millions of players are enjoying the growing selection of controller-enabled games every day.”
Valve added that in controller-focused games, the percentage of players using the controller can easily reach 60 percent and sometimes more.
In some games, like skateboarding, more than 90% of players use the controller.
And it turns out that the growth in controller usage was even higher among players using PlayStation controllers, with the share of all controller users on Steam growing from 10.9% to 21.6% over the past two years.
Valve’s announcement indicates the use of DualSense for certain games on Steam. Valve said it fully supports LED, trackpad, vibration and gyroscope features that players can customize in games like Death Stranding, No Man’s Sky, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Valve said this support is now available to players opting to the public beta of the Steam desktop client, with platform-wide support targeting release after further testing.
The Steam Input API already supports over 200 input devices, including a PlayStation 4 controller, Nintendo Switch Pro controller, Switch Pro controller, fighting sticks, steering wheels, dance mats, “and just about every other controller imaginable.”
Do you use controllers to play some PC games?