They're starting to ship out for people who preorderred early enough and I'm thinking about ordering one for the next batch. I've been without a wireless controller option on the pc for a year plus having mousish levels of precision without having to sit right next to my big ass tv would be great. Only thing I'm worried about it is support, particularly for the rare non steam game like my gog copy of The Witcher.
Are you going to get a steam controller?
Hell yes I am.
Got a bonus from work so have some spare cash and a new controller!? I'm in. Gonna try it out with Civ and Xcom and see what's what.
The bigger barrier to me with playing games on my TV is that the size of icons on games not designed for a controller are too small to see from my couch. Having a controller won't really improve that experience. For anything else, a 360 controller works fine.
Yeah I mean this exactly why this controller always seemed a bit off all in all. Still, as someone who always sits close to a monitor, it would be cool to use a controller even when a KB+M is within reach. I'm old and keyboards ain't great for me.
It is region locked :(
I was really impressed with the double trigger buttons, as in, the trigger to aim down the sights and shoot is the same, if you push the trigger halfway, there's a first click and you aim down the sights, but if you push the same trigger further, there's a second click and that's your shoot.
There's also some sensor stuff on the bottom.
I hope giantbomb do some coverage on it as well.
I preordered one instead of getting the Xbox One Wireless Adapter against my better judgment. I want to try it out. IGN (and I think some other place) have impressions on it and both seemed more negative than positive. But maybe it just takes getting use to. The only thing I'm worried about is it feeling strange where the 4 buttons are placed.
Meh, probably not. It seems like something designed for people who want to play PC-ass-PC games on their big TV and/or people who vehemently dislike "regular" controllers. I am neither of those. If it comes out and its life changingly good then sure, I'll pick one up, but as of right now, I don't see what it as to offer me.
i can imagine wanting one with a couch pc setup and a want to play couch-friendly mouse driven games but the ps4 and xbox one controllers are far and away the best controllers ever to grace the platform so its hard to justify this for now. i don't think selling through these things without a steam link was ever valve's intent though
I preordered day 1, have yet to get a "order shipped" message. I'm a sucker for new controllers - damn near bought an Ouya just for the controller. Too bad it sucked.
Right now I'm mainly using a PS4 controller via InputMapper, and while it functions perfectly, the actual Bluetooth connectivity is touchy as shit. I don't know what the problem is - sometimes it works great through the computer and through a wooden desk, sometimes I need perfect line of sight to avoid 200ms lag.
Not having a controller currently, and looking to get one, I am planning to get the Steam controller.
The haptics, the different types of inputs, the freedom in mapping and binding the inputs to mouse and keyboard and other functions, the potential for use outside of games, all interest me.
As someone who finds it increasingly uncomfortable to sit for long periods playing with a keyboard/mouse I'm very interested to see how this shakes out. I find myself using a controller more and more often on PC games that support it, more out of necessity than by choice, with a Razer Orbweaver on my lap and G602 for games that don't.
I've got a funny feeling that after the first batch of reviews are in I'll be sticking with the Orbweaver and getting a wireless Xbone pad and dongle.
I'll wait and see what games will support it and if it's really an improvement over my current 360 controller. I think the 360 controller works fine as it is, but if the Steam controller does RTS games and stuff like that, like they advertised a few years ago I may pick one up.
My 360 control still does the job fine for now. Maybe if it dies (my last wired 360 control went on fire...well, the cable did. And I don't mean it got hot, I mean it was smoking and while there weren't flames spitting out, it was glowing red when I noticed) I'll consider one, but only if it's not poo
Waiting to see if it delivers on its promise PLUS if it is usable by people with smaller than average male hands, which I'm getting the impression it isn't. Reaching with your thumbs is really really bad.. So if this doesn't work for tiny people I'll be waiting for something similar with the right size.
Apparently the steam controller bindings work for any non steam game as long as you run it through steam. Which clears up a lot of my issues and will inevitably lead to a lot of dumb stuff like steam bindings for Excel and winrar.
Also there will be community bindings that replace the fire button with alt f4.
I may end up venturing back into a Gamestop in order to try one, since it looks like Gamestop is going to be the exclusive retail distributor of Steam Controllers, at least for now. I hope stores are going to have a demo unit available, or at least a reasonable return policy for them. I did try a prototype Steam Controller, but it was several revisions ago and I would love to get my hands on the final version before committing to a purchase.
Mine has shipped, was exited all week thinking it was coming in today (10/14/2015) as it said on the Fed Ex tracker. You can imagine my disappointment when Fed Ex tracking updated today and said it's still in Illinois.
There's a dude on youtube demoing a few games with the final build.
@sin4profit: Wow, he was actually looking pretty precise with his cursor movement when he was playing CIV5, not that I would use the controller with a cursor game. The customization and mapping options seem pretty impressive. I'll have to demo it at a retailer to really make my final decision. The potential for even high level FPS play is there but I bet just like any new input, it will take some time to get use to.
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