Valve has oversold the previous few remaining Steam Controllers in existence, and has been pressured to cancel some buyer orders. The divisive controller, first launched in 2015, was just lately offered at a considerably lowered priced after receiving end-of-life standing. However, the sudden surge in recognition for the would-be relic has left Valve with extra orders than it could fulfil.

Users throughout Reddit and ResetEra took to the boards to report their latest refunded purchases (by way of VG247). Unfortunately for these customers, it’s both go with out completely tubular trackpads or dive into the inflated second-hand Steam Controller market whereas the going’s good and used inventory is aplenty.

One person posted a screenshot of the Steam Support account’s official response. “During our latest sale, we mistakenly took extra orders for the Steam Controller than we had been in a position to fulfil. As we’re not producing this product, we’re unable to ship you a Steam Controller and have refunded your buy…. We sincerely apologise for the confusion and inconvenience.”

One saving grace for Steam Controller connoisseurs is the potential for a Steam Controller v2. Valve has filed patents for a second-gen design that options the Valve Index Controller’s stress performance, however even that is not affirmation sufficient of the corporate’s intent to enterprise again into sport controllers.

If you actually should seize a controller right now, the most effective sport controllers for PC aren’t going anyplace.

Valve has been on a slightly profitable streak in {hardware} as of late – the Valve Index is offered out within the US and Canada following the announcement of Half-life: Alyx’s launch date. Perhaps this can bolster its tech aspirations as soon as once more after its early missteps.

Looking at you Alienware Steam Machine that sits on the nook of my desk as a monument to damaged guarantees… by no means once more.

And if Valve’s lack of ability to fulfil Steam Controller orders proves something, it’s that, for some unknown motive, y’all love a trackpad. May God have mercy on your souls.