Valve continues to improve and expand the way players play games on Steam, and with the latest update, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller is now available on the beta client
A new way to share news on August 4th community post, Valve announced that the Steam beta client will now allow players to input Nintendo Joy-Con controllers, either individually as mini gamepads or combined in pairs. This means that players currently opting into the Steam Beta client can use the latest features before they are released to the main Steam client.
With the addition of the Nintendo Online Classic Controller June 17, including the Nintendo 64, NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive, and Genesis controllers, which Valve has also added improved support for. Although the update is small, it’s great that Steam is expanding its controller support and introducing new ways to play.
In other news, Valve recently announced that everyone who has pre-ordered so far is now guaranteed a Steam deck by the end of the year. The company confirmed that it had resolved supply chain issues, with some waiting for handhelds moved to the third quarter, while all other reservations are now in the fourth quarter.
The Steam Deck was released on February 25th, but only those who can pre-order it quickly will receive one at launch. The console is available in three price tiers: $400 for 64GB, $529 for 256GB, and $649 for 512GB (including other upgrade qualities).
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