Steam will expand its configurability options to PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller, probably in near future. The information was revealed at Valve’s ongoing Steam Dev Days.
Forthcoming update will allow players to tailor the functions of the PlayStation 4’s gyro and touchpad features and options which aren’t available.
Co-presenter Lars Doucet, developer of Defender’s Quest, said: “Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.”
Doucet also added that due to PlayStation4 overlapping functionality with steam controller they are opting to support it first and support to rest of the controllers are planned.
Coming to the steam, it’s a digital distribution platform that offers multiplayer gaming, digital rights management (DRM) and social networking services.
Initially it developed for use on Microsoft Windows platform but later on released versions for OS X and Linux Operating System.
It is developed by Valve Corporation and provides the player with installation and auto updating of games on vast computers, and community features like cloud saving, friends lists and groups as well as chat functionality and in-game voice.
Steam offers Steamworks, which is a freely available application programming interface (API).
The upcoming update will allow players to remap the PS4’s triggers, buttons and touchpad. Valve didn’t mention any date on its upcoming update.