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Steam controller updated for VR

Another reason to get Valve's PC controller

Steam controller updated for VR
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Valve's Steam Controller is getting a big software upgrade, bringing it into 2016 by improving compatability and adding support for the controller in virtual reality mode.

The device has proven to be successful for Valve as, according to its figures, has sold over 500'000 of their Steam controller and are clearly looking to sell more with VR compatibility, although it remains to be seen whether Valve's touchpad's will negate the problems with moving on an analogue stick in VR.

There's some other new features too, beyond the support for VR Game Theatre Mode. You can now also use "action sets" to configure the controller different for what you're doing: you might be driving in a game, flying in the same game or maybe just playing a super sensitive racing game.

There's also rumble pass-through and support for configuring your pad via the desktop. Further updates are promised by the company to add what it calls "Activators", allowing buttons to hold multiple configurations depending on whether you press, press and hold or even double tap the button.

Valve has also added support for non-Steam games, providing you add the game to your steam client. You can get the update on Steam, now.