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Steam Controller design finalised for GDC unveiling

Sam Loveridge


Steam Controller

Valve has finalised the design of the Steam Controller ahead of a full GDC unveiling, according to a new report.

You can expect to see the final Steam Controller design in March when Valve shows it off at the San Francisco-based Game Developer’s Conference.

The fresh report comes from Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski, who revealed the information to GameSpot at CES 2015.

“At GDC, they’re going to have more information. And we’ll be there. That’s the official stuff we can say,” said Wasielewski. “They came out with the controller, then they got some user feedback, and they had to revamp it; they got some more user feedback and had to revamp it again. So they went through that like three or four times.”

“And now their controller is finalised. So now they’re going to production and at GDC is when they’re going to announce more stuff.

The Steam Controller was revealed in September 2013, but originally had a touch pad and haptic feedback sensors.

Since that point, the Steam Controller has undergone a number of revisions, including the removal of the central touch pad in favour of a more traditional console controller button array.

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Valve already confirmed that it wouldn’t be showing off any new products at CES 2015, but would have a large Steam Machine presence at GDC 2015.

Valve Vice President of Marketing, Doug Lombardi, wouldn’t elaborate on what would be shown off at GDC, but now we have a better idea as to what to expect.

At last year’s CES, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell held a dedicated press conference to announce over a dozen Steam Machine partners, including the likes of Alienware and Gigabyte.

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