Valve has released the first footage of the Steam Controller in action, demoing it with games such as Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Civilization 5, and Papers, Please. This demonstration focuses solely on the trackpads and how they’re used across the different styles of gameplay.
Personally I feel the controller is much more suited to the likes of Civ 5 and Papers, Please than the other games it is demoed with, and it will be interesting to see the controller in the hands of the beta testers compared to someone who has had quite a lot of time to get used to it.
Of course the video can’t really give us a true impression of how the haptic feedback works, so the full experience of what using the trackpads will be like is something that needs a hands on. It is interesting to see how Valve are trying to add to the way of how games are played, though more demonstrations of how the rest of the controller works need to be seen before a true picture can be formed.
What do you think?