It’s been a few years of constant change for Valve’s controller which has gone through numerous iterations, designs and testing but the finished product has finally been revealed as well as the pre-order pricing of $50/£40.
Recently the controller as well as Valve’s other new products the Steam Link and the Steam Machines have popped up on the Steam storefront, each giving a little description and a pre-order price.
On the storefront, in Valve’s own words, the Steam controller is described as “an innovative input device that allows you to play games from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. The controllers are wireless and completely configurable.”
It is also said to be able to “virtualize familiar controls, like a trackball, a mouse, or “a scroll wheel” If the controller can fulfil on the promises of Valve then it could be known a sort of universal remote for gaming, though claims that it provides for “all genres” has gathered scepticism among gamers.
Andy Chalk of PC Gamer wrote about the controller and said “We tried the new version at GDC 2015 and it certainly felt like an improvement over the prototype” So it seems that people who have tested the finished version have noticed improvements, meaning there could be some promise in the new controller.
The Steam controller page can be found here.
Source: PC Gamer