It looks like native PS4 controller support will be making its way to Steam, and according to a Valve engineer, it works really well.
The news came today at Steam Dev Days, and Valve engineer Jeff Bellinghausen has had a bit to say about it.
He confirmed that there would be other controller support coming, but for the time being, they started with the PS4 controller because it was similar to their own Steam controller, with the gyroscope and touchpad.
“Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller,” he said. “You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.”
He said that it benefits players, as they now will not have to go through separate programs to use their Dualshock 4, as it will all work through Steam.
No date for this has been announced.