Friday, 27 September 2013

Steam Controller Announced, is Legendary.

Steam Controller

With the Steam's Living Room Project announcements going on currently and after the currently Hot Steam OS, we were expecting something Legendary and game changer, Steam didn't disappoint us and have come up with a one of its kind controller for playing all your games across any console.
The Gamepad is a new kind entirely with new haptics, feedback etc. fully re-engineered.

Here is the quote from official launch Page

The Steam Controller is designed to work with all the games on Steam: past, present, and future. Even the older titles in the catalog and the ones which were not built with controller support. (We've fooled those older games into thinking they’re being played with a keyboard and mouse, but we've designed a gamepad that’s nothing like either one of those devices.) We think you’ll agree that we’re onto something with the Steam Controller, and now we want your help with the design process.

Steam Controller Bindings

It working on all my Old games is like a Dream come true for any Gamer, not just me.

Most of the Features are pretty much invincible and leave the competition in the Dust :-

Dual Trackpads - The Dual Touch based trackpads are driven by player's thumb and have a higher resolution to suit the Gamers who are addicted to high resolution on their PC gaming mouses, so this will not feel like a downgrade to their Gaming arsenal.
The Games which require high-precision like most of the widescreen FPS shooters can be played without effort on this controller.

Haptics - The feedback provided to players about their actions on their controller have to so much physical they can actually get a feel of their actions and play more efficiently without being unsure of their inputs, this is taken care of with Haptic feedback providing Electro-magnets to the players, they can deliver to the player all kinds on feedback, be it the Texture, boundary, hit, success etc.
Also they can function as speakers too and provide audio feedback to the player, this is the first time that a Gampad is able to deliver so much bandwidth of information to the player till now.

Touch Screen - Touch screen is the part of the feature where Steam promises integration of all games ever with the Controller, this Touch screen can be used to control anything and it different parts and clickable parts can be assigned to any function in your games, this Touch screen also overlay your play screen so that you don't have to focus on controller but only focus on the Games on your screen.

Shared Configurations - Your Buttons configuration for each game can be shared and you can also see other players configuration, and save and play with them yourselves to save time on configuring your every game.

Steam Controller Hacked

Openness - The Controller is truly hack-able and community is welcome to work on it just as it launches and its API will be released on it launch day itself  for everyone to use and tweak.

The Steam Controller Beta will be available for Trials just on the same day of Steam Box's announcement a week later when its Specifications would have been listed. The Prototypes Beta will be significantly different with 4 Buttons in place of Touchscreen.

Steam Controller Prototype Beta

Must Read : What is Steam Box

The Controller and Steam Box can truly change the Gaming scenario together with its Steam OS.

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