The Steam beta version already supports the Nintendo Joy-Con controller

It is believed that most PC players use the Steam platform to play games, generally using a mouse and keyboard, and some players will also use a controller, such as an Xbox controller. Recently, the Steam beta client provided a new option to use the Nintendo Joy-Con controller, which is the handle of the Nintendo Switch game console.

drifting Joy-Con controller

“Nintedo Switch Joy-Con Set” by brettchalupa is licensed under CC BY 2.0

When the Nintendo Switch game console was first unveiled, the detachable handles could be used alone or in combination, and this design caused many players to find it very interesting. If players want to experience using the Joy-Con controller on the PC first, they can click “Settings” on the Steam client to enter “Account” and join the beta test. Players can select “Controller” in “Settings”, and then use “General Controller Settings” to set the mapping of the Joy-Con controller. Either a single Joy-Con controller or a combination of the two can be used.

Of course, the Joy-Con handle is not designed for games on the PC platform, and it is small in size, not necessarily so comfortable to use, and the keys are not so well matched.

In addition, players need to pay attention to the fact that in the past few years, many Joy-Con controllers that come with the Nintendo Switch will drift after a period of use, and the root cause of the drift problem seems to be the general wear and tear of the controller over time. Although when the Nintendo Switch OLED version was released, Nintendo said that the new version of the Joy-Con handle has been slightly adjusted, and the internal parts have also used the new version, reliability issues have been plaguing Nintendo Switch players.