According to a report from PC gamer, Valve is going to release the Steam Controller in October or November later this year.
PC Gamer talked to a “Trusted Hardware Source” who confirmed the aforementioned information and added that after the completion of controllers, the company will look to make “most” of the Steam Machines available in the market.
The source also confirmed that number of titles playable on the SteamOS has been increased to 500 from 382.
Recently, Valve changed the look of their Steam Controller to match the needs of the players. The touchscreen in the center was removed and was replaced by the standard face buttons. Now the controller feels more like the ones available in the markets for the Xbox and PlayStation.
Valve explained the newest version of Steam controller as:
The latest version refines ergonomic aspects of the Controller by adding two diamond-patterned button layouts in the area previously designated for a touch screen display. These analog buttons are offered in addition to the touch pads featured in the original prototypes.
Earlier this year at CES, Valve confirmed that 13 Steam Machines are currently in development by third party developers like Origin and Alienware. All of them will run on the Linux based SteamOS, which Valve claims will increase the performance significantly over the other operating systems.
The latest operating system is built specially for the games and will play the titles that are natively made for it, but users can also play the existing games of Windows and Mac on their TV via streaming.
What are your thoughts on the Steam Machines and Steam Controllers? Are you interested in getting them, once they are released?