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Steam finally adds support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers

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Good news for anyone who wants to use Nintendo Joy-Con controllers on their PC: The devices are now officially supported by Steam(opens in new tab).

Joy-Cons have actually been functional on PCs for years now: French site Nintendo Actu(opens in new tab) first figured out how to make them work back in 2017.

But that was a limited implementation, with only one of the two controllers usable at a time in singleplayer games. The official Steam support is much more robust, however, making them usable «both individually as a mini-gamepad and combined into pairs,» and—according to user comments—with remappable buttons.

The Joy-Con support is included in the latest Steam beta update, which means you'll need to be opted into the Steam client beta.

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