Valve has revealed a new version of its Steam Controller that will be shown at the GameDevelopers Conference next week. Revealed back in September 2013, the original prototype was going to have a touchscreen in the middle of the controller. Since then, Valve scrapped the idea altogether but has retained the two trackpads.
With the new design, the Steam Controller now has two diamond-patterned analog button layouts. One layout features directional buttons while the second layout features the recognizable X, Y, A, and B button layout. In the area where the touchscreen was, is a Steam logo with a button on either side.
Valve plans to have ten of the new prototypes at its booth at GDC for visitors to try out and provide feedback on. Maximum PC’s own Gordon Mah Ung offered his opinion on the original Steam Controller.
Does the new design of the Steam Controller look better than the previous incarnation? And would you want to use it? Sound off in the comment section!