This week Valve officially introduced their upcoming controller that aims to take over as the primary controller option for their Steam platform. Over the past two years Valve has done an incredible job offering developers support in getting controller support into almost every major release, something that used to be quite the unicorn in PC Gaming.
At the moment the Xbox 360 controller, both wired and via USB wireless adapter, is the go to choice and it has worked flawlessly. It seems Valve isn’t content with just having the analog stick staple as its main option and is looking to really push the controller space with their take on the classic controller. It’s a gutsy design, the d-pad and right analogs have been replaced with two trackpad style pads that go much deeper than what you expect from something like a laptops trackpad. First impressions have been very positive and we’re really excited to see how well this works in the real work. Check out the trailer below to see the controller in action.
- Key Features:
Thousands of games, one controller
Dual stage triggers
- Gyroscope and accelerometer sensors enabling tilt-to-steer racing wheel functionality and other motion-controlled input
If you need to have this day one you can pre-order for the retail price of 49.99 but we have a good feeling that if you can wait on getting it early that there will be savings to be had. The retail release for people who do not pre-order is November 10 and the Steam Autumn sale usually starts later in the month. On top of that we have the upcoming summer sale starting soon so it might be best to wait at least a week to lock in your pre-order. However we are big PC Gamers so we understand if you can’t wait this one time :). Valve is looking make some serious noise in the console/couch space.