I'm really feeling it!
I'm really feeling it!
Illustration for article titled New Steam Controller Could Have Thumbstick?

There has been some speculation that the Steam controller is undergoing another change in its new iteration, this time coming with a new thumbstick.

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Buried deep withing the Steam Client Beta showcases this image:

Illustration for article titled New Steam Controller Could Have Thumbstick?
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Right there on the bottom left we have a single thumbstick for the device. I'm not surprised this change has been made in the wake of their faux d-pad button setup from before, or heaven forbid the first iteration with the touch screen and 4 corner buttons.

What do you guys all think about this?

Personally, four thoughts instantly come to my mind:

1. I rarely ever use d-pads, so having a stick is better than their previous iterations.

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2. Now gamers can use a thumbstick for movement, and a touchpad for aiming, which could work with a larger suite of games.

3. Ugh...the thumbstick is convex. Even Sony realized it's easier and more comfortable to grip a stick with a concave dip in it. Hopefully this is changed, but not the end of the world I guess.

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4. Valve, the company that will beta test this controller as long as Dota 2.

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