Annapurna Interactive’s latest video game, The Artful Escape, has officially arrived on PC. Just like any other PC game, The Artful Escape also features controller support. However, it seems that there are players who have been getting some issues while using controllers in the game.
While the game has already been out for a while, it seems that the PC version has some problems as we have already received lots of questions and queries about how to fix the unresponsive controller in the PC version of The Artful Escape. Here’s an example of the problem that we received in our inbox:
Help! I have a PS4 controller and I want to use it to play The Artful Escape on PC. But when I connected it to my computer and tried to use it in the game, it just didn’t work. None of the buttons are working. Even the analog stick is also not working. How can I fix this? Rockstar
Apart from the PlayStation 4/5 controllers, it seems even owners of Xbox controllers and generic controllers are also having some issues with The Artful Escape.
Hey, my Xbox One controller is not working on The Artful Escape, but it works on other games like Forza Horizon (Steam version) and the previous NBA 2K22. I’m not sure what the problem is. Can you help me fix this issue? CDxer
I just installed The Artful Escape hoping to experience the game on a PC. The game works fine when I use the keyboard, but I prefer to use a controller. I am using a Logitech F310 and I have the latest driver for this controller. After I insert the controller using USB, it doesn’t work on The Artful Escape. Any help to fix this? John
As you can see, there are lots of players who have the same problem as you have – controllers are not working on The Artful Escape. Fortunately, we have found a solution that will help you fix this issue in the game. Below, we have compiled the most effective methods to fix the control issues on The Artful Escape.
Fix The Artful Escape Controller Issues
Before we start with the main troubleshooting, let’s try the most basic method to fix this issue. Depending on which controller you are using to play The Artful Escape, make sure that the controller support is enabled on your PC.
Update Your Controller Drivers
Just like any other external peripherals, there’s a chance that your computer doesn’t have the driver dedicated to your controller. That is one of the reasons why your controller is not working in The Artful Escape.
If you know the manufacturer of your device, simply visit their website and download the drivers needed. You can even ask for their support for the correct driver version that you can use. If you can’t find the proper and correct controller driver for your device, you can use some third-party software that will automatically fetch the latest driver update for any available hardware connected to your PC. In our experience, we fixed the controller issues in The Artful Escape by using IObit’s driver booster or Driver Easy to automatically get the latest driver update for your PC.
Third-Party Controller Support
Another method to fix your controller is by using third-party controller software. There are a lot of gamepad controllers out there, but in this guide, we highly recommend the following as we have already tested them all.
Please note that we are not associated with any of the third-party controllers that we mentioned here. The list above is based on our very own experience when we used their product.
Contact the Support
Are you still having problems with your controllers while playing The Artful Escape after trying all the methods above? If so, we recommend reaching out to the official support team of The Artful Escape.