Steam continues to add support for new controllers. Those of you who love the whimsical and revolutionary styling of Nintendo controllers will be happy to know that the latest version of the Steam beta client now supports Joy-Con for Nintendo Switch.
“Added support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers, either individually as a mini-gamepad or paired,” reads yesterday’s Steam Blog update. Valve has also “improved support” for several classic Nintendo Online controllers that were added last month, including the Nintendo 64, NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive and Genesis controllers.
Joy-Cons don’t have the most functionality of any gaming controller available, but they’re small and light, making them perfect for gamers who are on the go and might be using a laptop. Plus, they could one day be paired with a Steam Deck, making Valve’s handheld an even bigger competitor to the Switch. The only downside to the Joy-Con is the constant stick drift issues.
Keep in mind that you will need to connect to the Steam beta client in order to receive Joy-Con support. Instructions on how to connect can be found on the Steam Support site here.