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Gameverse | June 23, 2017

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Valve posts Steam controller demo video

Jeff Chabot

Valve has released a demo of the new Steam Controller in action, playing a variety of Steam games including Portal, Civilization 5, Counter-Strike, and Papers, Please. The controller, of course, is a prototype. But the demo shows off the controller functions that will be shipped to 300 steam users. According to Steam, the controller was “built with high-precision input technologies and focused on low-latency performance.” The Steam Controller touch pad is still a bit of a mystery though, as the touch pad is now represented by four blank squares. (In the first pictures released, the touch pad area was covered by the Steam logo.) We’re hoping Steam releases another demo soon that may tap into the features of the touch pad, and offer some explanation of the area which will supposedly act somewhat like a laptop track pad, but is controlled by your thumbs.