Valve’s Steam Store to Indicate Game Compatibility with PlayStation 5 Controllers

Valve to Enhance User Experience by Introducing Controller Compatibility Indicators on Steam Store

Valve, the renowned software company, has recently announced a groundbreaking feature for its popular online gaming platform, Steam. In an effort to facilitate seamless gameplay for gamers worldwide, Valve will now provide information on game compatibility with Sony’s DualShock and DualSense game controllers. This move is aimed at helping players easily identify which games are compatible with their preferred controllers.

New Questionnaire Tool Empowers Developers

Through Valve’s dynamic Steamworks game listing tool, developers will have access to a new questionnaire allowing them to specify the level of support their games offer for Xbox, DualShock, and DualSense controllers. This invaluable addition not only assists potential buyers in making informed decisions but also enables Valve to gather essential data on controller preferences within different games.

Valve elucidated that their primary objective is to streamline the gaming experience for players by ensuring they can effortlessly find titles that seamlessly integrate with their desired controllers. Recent data has shown a significant surge in the usage of PlayStation game controllers, with statistics revealing a remarkable rise from 11% of total game controller usage in 2018 to a substantial 27% presently. Notably, this data reflects only dedicated PlayStation users and does not encompass players who have experimented with game controllers. Taking into account all individuals who have utilized game controllers since 2017, the figure impressively stands at a staggering 87 million users. Xbox controllers still dominate the market with a remarkable 69% share, leaving room for PlayStation and other brands to compete for the remaining portion.

This ingenious implementation by Valve is undoubtedly a game-changer for the industry, as it ensures that players can effortlessly discover games that cater to their preferred controllers. Whether you are a loyal Xbox enthusiast, an avid PlayStation follower, or a proud owner of the versatile Switch Pro Controller, Valve’s move guarantees a seamless and enjoyable gaming experience for all.

PlayStation 5 controller

In an announcement to developers, Valve said that the Steam store will begin to indicate whether games support Sony’s DualSense or DualShock game controllers (handpieces). In Valve’s Steamworks game listing tool, developers will see a new questionnaire that allows developers to indicate whether their games provide full or partial support for Xbox, DualShock and DualSense controllers. As well as allowing buyers to understand whether their controllers are suitable for use, Valve will also collect relevant data to inform players which controllers are the most popular in the game.

Valve says the goal is to make it easier for players to find games that support their controllers. Data shows that the number of PlayStation game controller users has increased significantly in recent years, accounting for 11% of total game controller usage in 2018 and now reaching 27%. If expanded to include all players who have used a game controller at least once, the total number of these players since 2017 has reached 87 million, with Xbox controllers still accounting for the largest number at 69%, and PlayStation controllers accounting for for the rest , Switch Pro Controller, and hundreds of other brands.

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[스포츠조선 이정혁 기자]”Season 2 will happen… Doesn’t Yoo Seung-ho predict it?”

Photo source = Jo In-seong’s personal account

On SBS Love FM’s ‘Heo Ji-woong Show’ broadcast on the 27th, author Kang Full appeared as a guest and shared the story behind ‘Moving’ and stories about Season 2.

Author Kang Full is the original writer and screenwriter of ‘Moving,’ which recently became popular and received favorable reviews for opening a new chapter in Korean hero stories. ‘Symud’ is a series of human action that depicts the story of children living in the present while hiding their superpowers and their parents living in the past while hiding painful secrets.

On this day, Heo Ji-woong said, “I enjoyed watching ‘Move’. It was fun,” and “I actually had some doubts about it in the middle. Since the original writer is writing the drama his own, the plot is slow to But after the middle, not only me, but many people, “I think people from all over the world came together and had so much fun watching it until the end,” he began.

In response, Kang Full said, “Honestly, there were many reactions like that,” and “I’m so glad. That was the biggest concern at the beginning. He demanded 20 rounds in a situation where 20 rounds is not done. these days the longest is 12. If this is true, “If something goes wrong, isn’t it my fault to demand that? I probably received a lot of criticism,” he explained.

Kang Full, who also expressed gratitude for the acting of all the actors, mentioned Jo In-seong in particular. “The actor Jo In-seong is so good. Although he is an actor like that, he doesn’t try to convey any meaning or say cool things, but speaks comfortably like someone who has been flying since he was born. to watch it on my own. I was in ‘Move’. “That scene was so thrilling. I thought he was very good at acting,” he said.

He directly explained that expectations for season 2 have already increased as the show has become so popular. Writer Kang Full said about ‘Move’ Season 2, “It’s a bit complicated. ‘Bridge’ and ‘Hidden’, published in the webtoon, are sequels, but in order to go this way, work from the name ‘Amseru’ too, and if that happens, the story will become too broad Viewers “People will want to see the story of ‘Move,’ but if a different story suddenly appears, they will wonder, ‘What is this ?’” he replied.

‘Symud’ is a work that shares the same world view as ‘Bridge’ and ‘Times’ among the works of author Kang Full. If Season 2 comes out, content related to ‘Bridge’ and ‘Times’ must be mentioned, and if there is also mention of ‘Hidden’, which has not yet produced the original webdog, the content may be become too extensive to be contained in one term.

He continued, “If I had to answer for sure, I think it would be possible. It seems that Disney + will not let it go … but it is very urgent. We did finished last week (season 1 of ‘Moving’) and we are making plans. I asked the production team to take a sabbatical for two months. “I asked for it. The production team isn’t looking for it, but people around me are still looking for it. I also get messages from friends I met about 10 years ago. So, I intend to take a decision (regarding a sequel) within a short period of time,” he added.

Among these, the birthday of ‘Kim Young-tak’, briefly mentioned in ‘Move’, coincides with the actual birthday of actor Yoo Seung-ho, and a question was raised about speculation that he might have to choose to appear in Season 2. .

Kang Full said, “I was surprised, too. But it wasn’t something I had anticipated,” and explained, “For Kim Young-tak’s character, the production team arbitrarily added the date of birth (930817) while guessing the year of actor Kim Hee-won’s (played by Choi Il-hwan) memories of the past.”

Meanwhile, upon its release, ‘Moving’ became the most-watched Korean original series on Hulu in the US based on viewing hours in the first week of its release. In the Disney + Asia-Pacific region, including Korea, it is gaining explosive popularity, ranking as the most watched series in the first week of its release.

Major American foreign media outlets said, “A story with an emotionally compelling narrative. The solid story continues to drive interest” (Forbes), “Asia-born blockbuster follows ‘Squid Game'” (Variety), “The factors success for ‘Moving’ has excellent casting, impressive visual effects, and an engaging story,” said (COLLIDER) Reporter Lee Jeong-hyeok

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