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.
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Apr 13, 2020, 11:36
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Apr 13, 2020, 11:36
Armengar wrote on Apr 13, 2020, 06:26:
So basically this patents what any high price HOTAS has been doing for many years?

You can't go by the abstract, you have to go the actual patent to see the details of how they'll execute what they propose.
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