The Steam Controller was announced a couple of years ago alongside Valve’s Steam Machines. Now unlike regular gaming controllers which are designed to with consoles played in the living room, the Steam Controller had to be designed in order to support video games that are available on Steam.
This meant that the controller would have to be able to control games that might typically rely on a mouse and keyboard. Now if you’re wondering just how the Steam Controller will function, you’re in luck as Valve has recently release a video demonstrating the controller in action which will hopefully give you a good idea as to what to expect.
According to Valve, “The Steam Controller is an innovative input device that allows you to play games from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. The Controllers are wireless and completely configurable.”
The good news is that the controller also appears to be able to support games on a per-basis situation, meaning that the controls you have set up for a particular game will not interfere with another game and will be able to load itself automatically. There will also be setups available for download so if you can’t be bothered, you can always download someone else’s configuration.
It’s an interesting controller albeit a bit controversial in its design, but we suppose we’ll just have to wait for its release to find out how well it truly works.