With Blizzard’s upcoming dungeon-crawler releasing soon, let’s take a look at if you can play Diablo 4 on Steam Deck and with controller support.
Diablo 4 is set to be released on June 6 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. However, players have been wondering whether or not the game will be available on Steam Deck and if it will support controller play for PC.
Luckily, we have all the answers for you here.
Will Diablo 4 Have A Steam Deck Version?
With Diablo 4 coming to PC, it would make sense for the action RPG to also launch on the Steam Deck. However, there is currently no confirmation that the game will be playable on this device.
Despite this, the game will still be playable on the Steam Deck despite not being fully supported. This is unsurprising considering other Blizzard games such as Overwatch 2 and Diablo 2: Resurrected run quite smoothly.
If you wish to install it to your Steam Deck when it is released, simply head to the official Battle.net installer and add the game to your Steam account as a non-Steam game. Run it under Proton and it should run optimally for you.
Does Diablo 4 Have Controller Support for PC?
For players who will be dungeon-diving on PC but wish to use a controller instead of mouse and keyboard, you are in luck. Diablo 4 will have controller support inclusion, according to Lead Game Designer Angela Del Priore.
This was confirmed back in 2020 via a blog post detailing how this was the first game in the series for the company that was developed with both PC and console in mind.
“This is the first time a Diablo game is being developed simultaneously for both PC and consoles, but the decision to support controller input on PC is what caused the greater paradigm shift for us,” says Del Priore. “We wanted to give players the ability to switch between the two options freely, so our UI needed to be unified enough that swapping hardware inputs on the fly wouldn’t throw people completely off kilter.”
Controller support will be a useful inclusion to the game considering it doesn’t follow the standard WASD movement. Playing on a controller can allow players to move and use abilities simultaneously with a bit more ease.
Additionally, with Blizzard implementing over 50 accessibility options for the sequel, customising your controller will also be possible.
We will keep you up to date on future Diablo 4 news as it breaks.