News

Valve Bringing Final Steam Controller, VR, And New Devices To GDC

by Mike Futter on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM

The 2015 Game Developer’s Conference is next week in San Francisco, and Valve is giving us early hints at what to expect. The company has announced some of its slate of products that will be on display.

The company has been revising the Steam Controller since 2013, with layout changes, button reconfigurations, and more. We’ll see the final version in San Francisco.

Valve is also planning on showing its virtual reality project to select press and publishers. Finally, the company says it is bringing a number of new hardware products, including unnamed new living room devices.

We’ll have more from GDC next week.

 

Our Take
I’m very eager to take the Steam Controller for a spin. Valve is making bold claims with the haptic feedback pads, and I suspect it will take some acclimation. I’m also interested to see what price points the company hits for branded Steam Machines. I still don’t know whether this is a product I should be interested in, but I’m open to being convinced about their usefulness.