Switch Pro Controller Now Natively Supported on PC via Steam

A lot of gamers agree that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a really decent piece of hardware. People find it comfortable, and also enjoy its button layout and long battery life. It also has another cool feature: it’s not tied exclusively to the Switch.

Pretty much since release, the Pro Controller could be used on PCs. But now, Valve has officially improved that functionality via Steam by means of the ‘Steam Input’ feature. This feature allows Steam to take full control over a controller (that’s weird to say), thus allowing players to fully configure the controller to their liking (that is – button remapping). In addition to now offering full customization for the Pro Controller, Steam Input’s support for the Pro Controller has even been extended to the point where it can now make use of the controller’s gyro functionality. This is really handy for games that are heavily reliant/arguably play better with/using mouse movements.

Connecting a Switch Pro Controller to your PC is easy. It can either be done via Bluetooth, or through a wired connection using the included USB cable. If you go the wired route, it will save you the extra step of having to re-sync the controller with the Switch once you’re done playing on your computer (although that process only takes a few seconds anyway).


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.