The Steam page is now up for the new Valve Index VR headset and it has me very excited to get my hands on it. Now called the Index and Index controllers (no longer called the Knuckles), the Valve created VR headset and controllers will likely be something that I move to using here at Digital Worlds but I can’t say for sure until I do a lot of my own testing.
Publicly released in November 2015, Valve's Steam Controller gave PC gamers the gamepad that they've always wanted. It shared the ergonomics of the XBox 360 controller, which many gamers consider it one of the best gamepads of all time, but more importantly it brought with it the software that allowed for users to customize what every button did (which is what PC gaming is all about). Since the Vive was released, we haven't seen much customization offered by developers as to how players interact with their VR games. Now Valve has released SteamVR Input in beta and we have a level of control similar to that of the Steam Controller.