R.I.P.: Steam Controller

Noticing the Steam Controller is on sale for just five bucks in the Steam Autumn Sale, The Verge got in touch with Valve to learn the once-hyped controllers are being discontinued. There is no further explanation other than their statement that "Valve confirms that this is the last batch of these gamepads that will ever be made." They also note that shipping on these to most places will cost more than the controller itself, saying shipping to the continental U.S. looks like it's $8.00, making the total delivered cost of one of these $13.00.
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NKD wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 01:12:
I'm starting to think there are no decent gamepads out there. The Steam Controller was too weird, My Xbone Elite controller had its rubber grips fall off, and I'm on my third PS4 controller because the left stick always starts uncorrectably drifting after a year or so.

MSFT released a V2 Elite, which supposedly fixes that issue. Haven't tried personally, or looked into recent reviews, so that may have changed, but the new one is supposed to be much better.

I considered an Elite, but just use an XBone controller. Prefer them to the PS4, primarily because the left stick is in a better place. Sony seems to think that controller design largely stopped in 1994. Xbox seems to believe it stopped in 2008.
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