Valve’s Steam Controller now has a thumbstick
It looks like each time we see Valve’s Steam Controller, it will get just a little extra conventional. First the corporate deserted the gamepad’s formidable touchscreen for eight buttons (a makeshift d-pad and the usual X, Y, B and A toggles) — now it appears to be buying and selling in 4 of these for an analog stick. Each SteamDB and a consumer on the Facepunch boards pulled the above picture the corporate’s newest Steam shopper beta, revealing a controller virtually equivalent to the corporate’s present iteration save for the aforementioned change.
It isn’t clear if the picture is only a design or if Valve has truly produced prototypes of the brand new format, however it’s not an unwelcome change: As progressive because the controller’s tactical pads are, we discovered that they had a bent to really feel a bit of alien beneath the thumb. For many video games, an analog stick is a adequate alternative for the d-pad it supplants, and it will additionally serve in its place management for people who cannot abdomen utilizing the left touchpad for motion. Whereas the nod to conventional controllers is good, we hope Valve does not slide too far into acquainted territory — console gamepads already have that floor coated.
Valve has modified their Steam controller as soon as once more, this is a picture displaying the newest revision pic.twitter.com/kFVhMQ0XrC
– Steam Database (@SteamDB) July 23, 2014