Valve has bought over 500,000 Steam Controllers
In the event you’ve been questioning how many individuals purchased into Valve’s bid to redefine the PC gamepad, you’ve got obtained a solution: about half one million. That is the quantity Valve gave right now within the Steam Controller’s June Replace submit. That is a variety of controllers, however nowhere close to sufficient to overthrow the twin-stick established order. It’s sufficient, nevertheless, to offer Valve a various consumer base from which to reap useful consumer suggestions. “With each controller that comes on-line we get the chance to get extra suggestions on how you can make the Steam Controller even higher.”
Valve says it has been listening to that suggestions, too — outlining the main enhancements it is made to the Steam Controller since its launch in November of final yr. A lot of the replace is previous information for avid Steam Controller customers, however welcome additions all the identical: current updates have enabled customers to configure their controllers in desktop mode, added a rumble cross-by way of function for video games that help drive suggestions and enabled consumer-configurable “Motion Units” that may change controller mapping on the fly. Valve additionally says that extra video games are launching with Steam Controller help out of the field, citing Doom and Darkish Souls III as current examples.
Lastly, to show it has been listening to the group, Valve confirmed one other function that is on the best way: Activators. As described, this is able to permit customers to “assign actions to press-and-maintain, double click on, toggle and extra.” The choice is not out there to customers simply but, however you possibly can already discover activators at work in Doom’s default Steam Controller profile, the place double tapping the weapon cycle button calls up a selected gun. Are these modifications sufficient to make you courageous the Steam Controller’s steep studying curve? Tell us within the feedback under, or click on via to the supply to see Valve’s full June replace.