We now have a better look at the Steam Controller, as Valve claims there are even more powerful Steam VR headsets on the way.
This is how Gabe describes their plans:
You should think of the Vive as the first in the same way there are multiple Steam Machines. We’re building tools and hopefully they’re valuable to hardware partners who want to do it. In some cases, we’ll take the leadership role in shipping stuff. But we’re really just building tools for other people to continue. So you’ll see more headsets.
You can see pics of the Steam Controller as shared on Twitter below (commentary uncut).
Here's a high resolution render of the final Steam controller #GDC pic.twitter.com/VbnlBMhy73
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) March 4, 2015
you know how a damaged robot will like build a new body out of random robot parts anyway here's the steam controller pic.twitter.com/EEblgZSnmU
— Andrew Vestal (@avestal) March 4, 2015
Agreed on all points: https://t.co/mH7vqUQCid Nice fit and finish, but swapped button placement is hard to re-learn. pic.twitter.com/Fhp2yYfVYx
— Ben Gilbert (@RealBenGilbert) March 5, 2015
I was skeptical, but after getting hands on with the new Steam controller, I think it's glorious. pic.twitter.com/Ece5WNiNbE
— Janelle Bonanno (@s0osleepie) March 4, 2015
From Engadget, a close up of the Steam Controller. pic.twitter.com/ExzEOM61g9
— RPG Site (@RPGSite) March 4, 2015