Meet the Steam Controller, It’s Different Than You’d Expect

steam controller

Valve was teasing a big announcement for a few weeks and it was related to their living room ambitions. After unveiling the SteamOS, which is an open source OS running on Linux, and can be used with PCs, they have officially announced the Steam controller.

It’s a little different than an average controller which means it contains the trackpad and not analogue sticks as you can see in the image above.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Dual Trackpads
  • Haptics
  • Touch Screen
  • Buttons
  • Shared Configurations
  • Openness

The controller will work with all games on Steam: past, present and future. They have also added support for older titles which were not built for controller support, and they revealed that they did this by thinking those games were being played with a keyboard and mouse.

Traditional gamepads force us to accept compromises. We’ve made it a goal to improve upon the resolution and fidelity of input that’s possible with those devices. The Steam controller offers a new and, we believe, vastly superior control scheme, all while enabling you to play from the comfort of your sofa. Built with high-precision input technologies and focused on low-latency performance, the Steam controller is just what the living-room ordered.

We will keep you updated once we hear more on this. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.