Valve’s controller adds more buttons
new version of its Steam Controller
that will be shown at the GameDevelopers Conference
next week. Revealed back in
, 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.
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The original version of the Steam Controller with touchscreen.