Goat Simulator 3, currently an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC, lacks native controller support, a feature that was present in the previous entry on Steam. Oddly enough, the developers recommended solution to fix this involves using Steam, as this theme necessitates NeoGAF.
In perhaps a bewildering set of decisions, a bot on the official Goat Simulator Discord mentions that since the game has no native controller support and the EGS client can’t complete it like the Steam client does, players have to go through the following complicated process in order to try and play the Goat Simulator version 3 on their computer using a console:
- 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’ll be honest: if this is the kind of thing gamers have to do to use controllers, why are games that can be played with a controller sent to Epic, a launcher that doesn’t have built-in controller support? They can launch the game on SteamAnd the Which has original controller drivers and support for many controllers. If developers choose to release their game on the Epic Games Store, they must at least implement native console support.
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.
Goat Simulator 3 is now available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC via the Epic Games Store.