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Valve showcases the improved Steam Controller ahead of the GDC

New controller ditches the touchscreen in favour of buttons

Valve has release an image of their newly-refined Steam Controller.

Based on feedback from their Steam Machine beta testers and backwards compatibility considerations they have ditched the touchscreen in favour of a traditional buttons and D-pad style arrangement.

The new design makes the controller much more friendly to the Steam back catalogue alongside the two haptic-enabled touchpads. Valve showcases the improved Steam Controller ahead of the GDC

The new controller design was unveiled for developers at the Steam Dev Days conference in January and this is the first public image of the improved Steam Controller.

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