More than half a million Steam Controllers have now been sold, Valve announced overnight.
"We're excited to announce that over half a million Steam Controllers have been sold," reads a blog by Valve engineer Jeff Bellinghausen. "With every controller that comes online we get the opportunity to get more feedback on how to make the Steam Controller even better. We've been hard at work with the community, and wanted to share some of the recent improvements we've made together."
Play more new games out of the box
Developers are now fine-tuning their games to work great with the Steam Controller at launch. Recent examples include DOOM, XCOM 2 and Dark Souls III, and more are coming soon.
Same experience from desktop to couch
You can now configure and use the controller from your desktop, including the pop-up keyboard to communicate with your non-Steam programs.
The Steam Controller can now use its Force Reactors to capture and reproduce the rumble effects from your favourite games.
Tune once, play anywhere
Create templates from your favourite settings and apply them across all your games.
Create multiple "Action Sets" and switch between them on the fly. For instance, in GTA V or Just Cause 3 it’s easy to switch between walking, driving and flying controls with a single button.
Works great with any game
We’ve enhanced support for games purchased outside of Steam. Once you add the game to your library you can edit and share your configurations with your friends just like any other Steam game.
Steam VR Support
Full Steam Controller support in VR Game Theater mode, including using the motion controls as a virtual steering wheel.
Coming soon: Even more configuration power
You will soon be able to use Activators to assign actions to press-and-hold, double click, toggle and more. For example, in DOOM you can cycle through all weapons by pressing a button or double tap it to bring up your BFG.
Valve is also committed to adding more features and functionality going forward.
The Steam Controller can be ordered directly from Steam priced £39.99.