Report: Steam Controller Goes On Sale In ‘October Or November’


While it’s no definite confirmation, there is at least a buzz about the rumored release of the first commercial Steam controller. According to a trusted source for PC Gamer, Valve’s Steam Controller will be released in either October or November 2014, with support of about 500 games natively playable within SteamOS by the end of the year.

There is no word on whether or not Valve’s own Steam Machine will be released somewhere around that time, or if it is just their controller that will become available for public use. However, due to its irregular nature using haptic trackpads instead of analog sticks to track movement, it will take the general public some time to get used to. By definition, it should be a no-brainer that the fans will appreciate its ability to be more precise. But, seeing how there is a lack of general familiarity with its control scheme and its nature, users will have to train themselves to make it feel natural.

Will the controller help bridge the gap between traditional console and PC players, or will that divide remain after the Steam Controller and Steam Machines have been released? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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