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Why PS4 Controller Works In Big Picture But Not In-Game

Why PS4 Controller Works In Big Picture But Not In-Game

Is your PS4 controller works in big picture but not in-game using Steam?

Big picture mode in steam is used to play games on a TV screen using the game controller. Lately, many gamers complained that the PS4 controller not working in-game but works during the big picture.

Why PS4 Controller Works In Big Picture But Not In-Game

If the PS4 controller not working in-game but works in the Steam menu, first check the connections. Make sure that the PS4 controller is plugged in correctly in the USB ports.

Sometimes it’s the PS4 controller which is at fault so it won’t work in-game while playing big picture mode. Check it by connecting it with another system.

If there’s no problem in connection or controller then either there’s a problem in controller or game setting.

How To Make Your PS4 Controller Work In The Game?

Sometimes the game has the default option set to use another controller. So to make the PS4 controller work in-game you have to perform these steps:

How To Fix PS4 Controller Works In Big Picture But Not In-Game?

If simply selecting the PS4 controller won’t do you favor and you still can’t play games in big picture mode. Then apply these fixes.

Fix 1. Turn Off Xbox Configuration Support

If the PS4 controller works in big picture but not in-game then make sure the controller is plugged in and switched on before starting the Steam.

Go into Big Picture mode, if you go to settings and the controller options. Make sure to Turn Off Xbox Configuration Support. It will disable the extra configuration options you might get for games but you can enable them on a per-game basis in manage.

Again in the Big Picture mode, find the game i.e. Rocket League in the library click Manage on the left side of the game.

In the Controller Options change it to Use steam configuration for non-steam controllers Off and also Turn Off Experimental Rumble Emulation.

Fix 2. Turn On Xbox Controller

First end task all the Steam processes and services in the Task Manager. For that press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and close all the applications related to Steam.

Now try turning on the Xbox Controller before launching Steam. This trick worked for many users especially those who are playing Rocket League. (Rocket League Not Detecting Controller on Steam)

Fix 3. Configure GamePad

If the PS4 controller works in big picture but not in-game problem still exists then it might be the wrong controller configuration.

You have to configure it to be a gamepad layout instead of emulating a keyboard and mouse.

You may also have to configure Steam to allow the controller to appear as an Xbox controller to the games.

For that go into Big Picture Mode with a controller connected, then click Manage Shortcut, then Controller Configuration.

If you have controller configuration enabled then set it as a gamepad and not keyboard-mouse.

What To Do if The PS4 Controller Still Doesn’t Work Big Picture Mode?

If the above fixes don’t work then you need to perform controller mapping.

Many players on Reddit have reported that controller mapping helped them use their controllers in the game again.

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