UK and Spanish gamers can get ready to experience a new level of control of their favourite Steam games with the launch of the Steam Controller and Steam Link. A new agreement between GAME and Valve means that GAME will be making the new technology available for preorder from today under a UK and Spain retail exclusive.
In addition, GAME and Valve will be offering a limited number of ‘early bird’ preorders to gamers who put their deposit down first, meaning they will receive the hardware on the 16th October – nearly a full month before the 10th November general release.
The new Steam Controller emulates the use of a mouse and keyboard to facilitate PC gaming through the TV and features trackpads, dual-stage triggers and fully customisable control schemes. Gamers will also feel feedback through the controller to enhance their gaming experience.
The Steam Link allows gamers to connect any TV to their Steam host PC, Mac or Steam Machine at 1080p, expanding their full gaming collection around the house.
The Steam Controller will be available from GAME as part of two bundles, one for £59.99 including £20 of Steam credit and a second for £99.99 with Steam Link and £20 of Steam Credit.
Commenting on the news, Charlotte Knight, UK Retail Managing Director at GAME, said: “For years, Steam has been at the forefront of PC gaming and so we’re excited to be able to bring our gaming communities and Steam fans products that allow them to enjoy the full experience in the comfort of their living room, or indeed any room with a television.”