The Steam Controller didn’t came up as it was expected to be by the company resulting in the discontinuation in late 2019 after four years of its launch. However, it looks like the company is gearing up for its second trial to rule the market with an updated version that looks similar to the Xbox Elite controller.
Microsoft’s handheld design has become a trendsetter in the industry. We have already seen Sony’s PS5 DualSense controller that comes with a similar fang-like grip handles as of Microsoft’s controller. And now, Valve is picking some idea from it and might be gearing up to launch its next controller with some customizations.
A new patent has been published from Valve of a Steam Controller with swap-able components. pic.twitter.com/8X5IiKIHvm
— Tyler McVicker (@ValveNewsNetwor) April 11, 2020
A new patent has been spotted by a Twitter user Tyler McVicker from Valve News Network, which shows a controller with a series of removable and replaceable components to optimize the gaming experience. Although the patent was filed in late 2018 when Steam Controllers were still being made, it was published only last month revealing some interesting abilities that resemble the modern design.
While the original Steam Controller has two touch-sensitive trackpads, a single analog stick and some face buttons, the Steam Controller 2 patent suggests that users will be able to remove the trackpads and replace them with whatever components Valve provides inside the package.
The Steam Controller 2 patent also shows that the backside of the controller which houses little paddle removable buttons just like we have already seen in the Xbox Elite controller. The idea seems to be reviving the previous model of Valve’s controller with some updated design and components to intense the gaming experience. However, there is no word from the company whether it will make its way to the market or not. So, we can only hope for the best.
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