According a few developer attendees at Valve's Developer Days Conference the new Steam Controller is dropping the touch screen in favor of physical buttons. From the image it looks like a standard D-pad layout and ABXY layout.

I know touch is the new craze but the physical buttons seem like a good move. What do you think, do you like the new buttons or would you prefer a touchscreen?


Looks like Steam Machines will also support up to 16 controllers. Too bad, I was looking forward to 32 player game parties. Oh well.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 01/16/2014 at 06:16pm

This was definitely a good move. The touch screen was a neat idea, but it's hard to beat traditional buttons for most games.

vdogmr25 wrote on 01/16/2014 at 06:59pm

How will I play pirated Vita games now? Just kidding. I agree. This was a good call.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/16/2014 at 08:49pm

Hopefully our thumbs can easily hit those buttons, but I imagine they have thought of that and it isn't too much of a stretch.

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