New Valve Controller Patent Application

A new international patent application from Valve proposes a swappable button scheme for a handheld controller, suggesting Valve may be planning a new version of their recently discontinued Steam Controller (thanks Tyler McVicker via PCGamesN). Here's the abstract for the patent:
Described herein are, among other things, handheld controllers that include housings having one or more receiver portions for detachably coupling to one or more controls. For example, a housing of one such controller may include, on a front surface of the housing, a receiver that is configured to detachably couple to one or more joysticks, one or more D-pads, one or more track pads, one or more buttons, and/or the like. In some instances, a user may swap a first control for a second control based on a current application (e.g., game title) that the user is playing, based on comfort of the user, and/or for any other reason.
View : : :
Re: New Valve Controller Patent Application
Apr 12, 2020, 16:16
Re: New Valve Controller Patent Application Apr 12, 2020, 16:16
Apr 12, 2020, 16:16
Just picked up an XBox1 controller b/c one of my XB360 controllers is dying. I wanted a Steam controller, but the reviews were just too middling.
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
Avatar 22024
Apr 12, 14:11Apr 12 14:11
Apr 12, 16:16Apr 12 16:16
Re: New Valve Controller Patent Application
Apr 12, 18:44Apr 12 18:44
Apr 12, 21:31Apr 12 21:31
Apr 12, 21:50Apr 12 21:50
Apr 13, 02:19Apr 13 02:19
Apr 13, 06:26Apr 13 06:26
Apr 13, 11:36Apr 13 11:36
Apr 13, 01:39Apr 13 01:39
Apr 13, 17:25Apr 13 17:25
Apr 13, 17:37Apr 13 17:37