The lights are on
This morning, Valve revealed the first steps of its plan to marry the new SteamOS to custom hardware. According to the Steam Machines Beta Test Agreement, Valve has developed a game controller. Speculation has been abundant about the third of Valve's announcements, which is scheduled for reveal on Friday at 1 PM Eastern.
"Valve Corporation ("Valve", "We", "Us" or "Our") has developed and produced prototypes of entertainment system hardware and software, including a set-top box running custom software and a game controller (collectively: "Beta Products")," the agreement states. Whether Valve intends to release this controller to market or has simply created it for the purposes of testing is unclear.
Our TakeIf Valve plans to compete in the controller space, it has a lot of work to do to unseat the current preferred device. A wired Xbox 360 controller (or wireless one in tandem with a USB receiver) is an affordable, comfortable, and (for many) already available option.
Ouya tried to create their own controller, and many resort to other options because of how hard it is to create something that feels good and operates with minimal latency. I'm extremely eager to see what Valve has come up with, and since the beta participants will be able to share, we get a look before the end of 2013.
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I have to use a third-party program to get my PS3 controller to work with my Steam games, since the design of the 360 controller is very uncomfortable to me. If they come out with a good enough controller at a reasonable price, I'll be in the market.
why is it necessary? They should just use 3rd party controllers. Its just simpler.
Does "Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson start playing for anyone else who opens this article? Because this is seriously freaking me out o_o
Something really weird keeps happening when I load this page, namely that Michael Jackson's Billy Jean starts playing O-O Really crazy.
I am not buying this, but just out of curiosity, what is the cost of this controller?
Hope it has switchable analog sticks.
Hmm, looks a lot like a ret-conned NES controller. Nice that they're keeping it simple, but still not selling me on this just yet.
this isnt the actual controller idiots!
start supporting dualshock3 valve! (i dont wanna run emulation crap in the background!)
Valve has developed...a controller?
Wasn't expecting that o...o