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New Steam Controller design now features a D-pad


The #Steam Controller seems to have had a couple tweaks since its initial unveiling, first by #adding traditional face #buttons, then later supporting an analog thumbstick. Now the controller will also feature a directional pad, though in what capacity remains to be seen. It’s not that different from a version we saw in July.

The image above was pulled from files within the latest Steam Client Beta update, revealed by Valvetime. The purpose of the new D-pad is unknown, but Valvetime suggests it might tweak traditional D-pad functionality and allow for more directional input than the regular four points of motion.

Steam Controllers were at one time believed to go on sale by the end of 2014, but it appears that’s not going to happen. We here at Linux Game News are rather keen to get our hands on one, see how well the controller integrates natively. But we really don’t know when we might get an official look at the Steam Controller.

Valve’s Doug Lombardi told Techradar in November that the company is not attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, opting to show its latest developments at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in March 2015.