The Steam Controller Is Close Enough To Touch
Valve is about to release its Steam Controller. Those who have poked at the final version say it's powerful but will take some getting used to.By Evan Thomas | October 17, 2015
Gamepads are as old as console gaming, and in recent hardware generations they're starting to approach what looks like a gold standard. The four-button layout, analog sticks, triggers: They just work.
Valve is ready to shake that up, though, with the release of its Steam Controller.
In place of the two now-standard analog sticks, it substitutes a pair of analog trackpads. They split the difference between a traditional analog stick and a traditional mouse.