Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Support Coming to Steam

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Support Coming to Steam
Photo Credit: Nintendo

An update on the Steam Client beta indicates that support for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con is coming to the Steam platform.

Not much was made available in terms of patch notes. Still, we compiled the full list of update notes below:

The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

Steam Input

– Added support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers, both individually as a mini-gamepad and combined into pairs

– Improved support for the Nintendo Online classic controllers

Source: Steam

With this update, all three console controllers will be usable on Steam. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con joins the PS5 DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X|S controllers. This allows for more freedom for gamers to utilize the controllers they are most comfortable with.

I imagine there is some appeal to using the Joy-Con controllers when playing any old-school retro game. Holding a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con like an NES controller is usually the ideal way to play certain retro-style games.

For more Nintendo content, check out our ranking of every Nintendo console from worst to best. We also reported on their financial results from the previous fiscal quarter recently. That story includes updates for what’s to come regarding games for the rest of the year.

Nintendo is notorious for being tight-lipped about game releases, so I imagine we’ll see more games coming beyond what we already know. Worst-case scenario, if you’re itching to use your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, now you can do it on Steam!


Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.

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