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Post by Dan @ 09:42am 24/07/14 | 4 Comments
The button layout on Valve's still-prototyping Steam Controller continues to evolve, as a data file found in the latest beta version of the Steam client (found in the Steam\tenfoot\resource\images\library if you want to see for yourself) shows a new revision of the device with one major new change: an analogue thumbstick (thanks PC Gamer).

During the Steam Dev Days event back in January, Valve had revealed a new prototype Steam Controller with two sets of face buttons in diamond layout, with the stated aim of making it more compatible with existing controller supporting games. However, it now looks like they've removed the left-hand side d-pad buttons and replaced them with an analogue stick, while still retaining both left and right touchpads as the primary analogue movement inputs.

The image also confirms that the lower rear grip trigger buttons are still present, in addition to the more traditional upper triggers and bumpers. There's a lot of inputs on this thing.

The Steam Controller is still expected to launch alongside third party manufactuered Steam Machines, which was originally supposed to be happening in 2014, but has been delayed into next year while Valve gets SteamOS retail ready.

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Pablitos Way
Posted 10:00am 24/7/14
I was gonna get either a logitech F710 or XBone controller for my PC but I think I'll be patient and wait for these...
Posted 02:25pm 24/7/14
Got the Xbone 3 weeks ago. Probably should have waited...
Posted 09:36pm 24/7/14
might wait it out as well just woundering if they will do a wireless version of it
Posted 10:15pm 24/7/14
There's no need to wonder. The Steam Controller is going to be wireless.
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