Next week's GDC is bound to be an exciting one, and today Valve has released an image of the updated Steam controller, short one touchscreen. Buttons take up the space previously occupied by the small screen, making the controller look slightly more like what we're used to.
The controller's previous design centered around the touchscreen and four oddly placed buttons, bordered by the two paddles. The paddles, for those unaware, are touch-sensitive analog controls, replacing the usual protruding sticks we see on most controllers.
Despite Valve's impressive ability to think outside the proverbial box, the initial design had a lot of people scratching their heads. This updated Steam controller goes back to a more traditional design, with button placement more akin to an Xbox or PlayStation controller. Those reverse grips might actually be a nice feature, though.