Steam now supports classic Nintendo controllers released for the Switch.
Valve’s patch notes say: “Added support for classic controllers from Nintendo Online”. This means you can use your NES, SNES, Mega Drive or N64 wireless controllers with PC games.
If you’re looking to pick up a controller, however, they’re available exclusively on the Nintendo Store for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Ironically, this means they are unavailable as the My Nintendo Store is currently still unavailable in the UK, despite scheduled maintenance ending on July 27th.
It is not known why this maintenance has taken place, although fans believe that it is the collector’s edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Even in the United States, the N64 and “Genesis” controllers are sold out, with no indication of when they will be back. The SNES controller costs $29.99, while a pair of NES controllers cost $59.99.
The support is part of a Steam update that also adds support for the Qanba Obsidian and Dragon Arcade controllers, as well as the HORI Fighting Stick mini 4.
There are also a number of other small fixes, check out the full patch notes for more.