Steam can be said as the world’s largest gaming and streaming platform for PC gamers. It offers various exclusive and age-old titles and even hosts several eSport events. Its winter sale is the new attraction of the gaming community.
The service has released a new client beta update. It is now life and is introducing extended Xbox controller support and more. The update released on 5th January introduces full Xbox controller support, adding support for trigger rumble in games using the Windows.Gaming.Input.API and allowing users to bind the Xbox Elite controller paddles and the Xbox Series X controller share button in controller configuration.
Here are the features of the update:
Added a setting for extended Xbox controller support. The option can be enabled in the General Controller Setting section of your Steam settings and requires a driver installation and restarting your computer.
Extended Xbox features include:
Support for more than 4 Xbox controllers
The ability to bind the Xbox Elite controller paddles in controller configurations
The ability to bind the Xbox Series X controller share button in controller configurations
Support for trigger rumble in games using Windows.Gaming.Input API”
It has also added the ability to turn off the PlayStation 5 controller player slot LED and more. A new drop-down in the personalization menu for the PS5 controller player slot LED has been added to allow the players to disable it and enable it only when multiple controllers are connected.
Added support for the Wooting Two keyboard.
“Non-gamepad input devices like the HOTAS and G15 are now available to games when Generic Gamepad Configuration Support is enabled in the Controller Settings.
The Steam client January 5th update is only available if you participate in the client beta.”