Last month Valve made a few big announcements. First, they showed off their new Linux-based SteamOS, and after that they formally announced that they were designing the Steam Machine in order to bring Steam into the living room. Perhaps their most ambitious idea that they announced was their new Steam Controller, which is unlike anything we’ve seen before.
From being completely ambidextrous, to the fact that it uses touchpads not unlike what you see on a laptop on the thumbs, the new Steam Controller certainly looks different. But how does it perform? Valve says that the Steam Controller will work nearly as good as a traditional mouse and keyboard setup. You cam check out their demonstration down below:
I got to say, it looks like it’ll take some time to get used to it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it looks like it provides a much better degree of control compared to a traditional stick or d-pad. That makes it perfect for those kinds of games requiring a lot of fine mouse movements like Civ V.