Goat Simulator 3 developers tell players to ‘use Steam’ in response to lack of native console support on Epic Games Store

To be honest, the exclusive Epic Games Store has caused more problems than it solved. For example, it’s another launcher, and storefront PC users will have to sit back and manage as if we didn’t have a bunch of them already (Steam, Rockstar, Origin, Battle.net, to name a few). Then come the missing features, like the lack of native controller support, which is more than a joke.

This brings us to Goat Simulator 3, which has been an Epic Games Store exclusive since the beginning. Forget the fact that it lacks controller support, a feature that was available in the previous entry on Steam, just for a second; The solution to fixing this directly involves using Steam, and this thread also entails NeoGAF.

In perhaps a bewildering set of decisions, a bot in Goat Simulator mentions that the Epic Games Store client has no native controller support. Thus, players have to go through the following convoluted process to try and play their PC version of Goat Simulator 3 using a controller:

  • Add the Epic client as a “non-Steam game” on Steam.
  • Enter the console of your choice
  • Make sure Steam recognizes the device in its console settings menu.
  • Launch the Epic Games Store from within Steam.
  • Play Goat Simulator 3.

I’m going to be honest: if this is the kind of thing gamers have to do just to use the controllers, RWhy are games that can be played with a controller sent to Epic, a place that doesn’t easily support controllers, if at all? You can just, you know, launch the game on SteamAnd the Which has original controller drivers and support for tons of controllers. If users have to succumb to EGS, developers can at least claim proper native console support.

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Either way, if you choose to purchase Goat Simulator 3 from the Epic Games Store, this is the complicated process to go through if gaming on a mouse and keyboard isn’t something you’re keen to do. We will continue to update as more information about Goat Simulator 3 is released.

Goat Simulator 3 is now available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC via the Epic Games Store.

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