Thumbstick drift is an uncomfortable and frustrating problem this seems to have become more common on some consoles and devices. Valve is aware of these issues and says it is made a series of tests and Choosing high quality and reliable parts to avoid the “risk” of stick drift becoming a problem with Steam Deck devices.
In an IGN Interview with valve designers and engineers
“I think it’s going to be a great buy,” hardware engineer Yazan Aldehayyat said in the IGN interview. “I mean, of course every part will fail at some point, but we believe that people will be very satisfied and happy with it.”
Another step in the company’s plan to Combat Stick Drift, according to Valve, is that the parts it uses that it knows are of a high performance quality. “We didn’t want to take any chances, right,” said Steam deck designer John Ikeda. “Our customers certainly don’t want us to take a risk either. “
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All of this sounds good and is important because, unlike the Switch or PS5, which suffered from stick drift problems in the past, the controller inputs of the Steam Deck are built into the device, what would make repairs more difficult and expensive than just buying a new controller.
Stick Drift has plagued the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons for a long time, and fans recently discovered it a possible solution to the problem with cardboard
Valve announced the Steam Deck, a portable PC capable of playing high-end games earlier this week and opened pre-orders shortly thereafter. While the pre-orders had a catch early on, things have calmed down a lot since then. The basic version of the device starts at $ 400, a price that Valve CEO Gabe Newell said it was “painful” to achieve that.
Meanwhile, Resellers have already got on board and are trying to sell pre-registrations on eBay for over $ 2000 in some cases.