Steam Controller Killed By Valve, Now Available For Super Cheap (VIDEO)
Offering unique dual-touchpad control, the Steam Controller has been somewhat of an oddity of the peripheral world, though, one that nonetheless showed potential in bridging the gap between consoles and PC. Originally paired with Valve’s defunct Steam Machine, the impressively-designed controller has continued to see support through software updates and–as apparent the device’s user reviews–an enthusiastic community of fans. However, it appears that after years of aimless support, Valve has announced (H/T Prima Games) they’re officially discontinuing the Steam Controller.
Saying goodbye to such a unique piece of tech is an undoubted tragedy, but Valve’s announcement also comes with a silver lining in the form of the new Autumn Sale, which sees the price for the Steam Controller slashed to 90% off. For a limited time, gamers can pick up the normally $50 peripheral for just $5 USD (plus shipping), a true steal whether one is a fan or detractor of the device. Check out Valve’s original showcase for the device below alongside an official description, via Steam.
Experience a new level of precise control for your favorite games. The Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your TV—even the ones designed without controller support in mind. The Steam Controller features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Find your favorite mappings in the Steam Community, or create and share your own.”
Those interested in getting the Steam Controller can do so from the Steam website, the mobile app, or through the official PC launcher. As this sale is intended to liquidate Valve’s entire supply, the $5 Steam Controller deal will likely only be around for a short while, so interested parties would be best to get a move-on before the peripheral is gone for good.
While Valve says goodbye to the Steam Controller, the company’s popular storefront has steadily built support for third-party controllers in the meantime. Having featured compatibility for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers for a while now, Steam memorably added support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller last year, with Big N’s device notably touting gyroscopic compatibility following the feature’s introduction by Valve’s now-ended controller.
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