A New Way To Play Street Fighter With The Steam Controller

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Street Fighter is a game of precise input and output—a delicate tightrope walk of fistic physicality. Hacked together Steam controller motion controls? Maybe not the best idea. And yet...


On a whim, ConstableBento took a crack at a motion-centric Ultra Street Fighter IV control scheme that—among other things—replaces the joystick with movement of the controller, and it looks pretty fun. It actually seems decently functional too, albeit probably not for high-level play.

Pulling off ultras by frantically flailing in a sort of tornado motion? Sure, I’m on board. I also really dig the idea of physically enacting the classic hadouken directional button combo for some reason. What a time to be alive, this here two-thousand-and-fifteen ayy-deeh.


You can grab the control scheme here, if you want to try it yourself. I can’t wait to see this become a new way of adding insult to injury in high stakes matches. “I don’t need an arcade stick to trounce this loser. I’ll beat them down... with motion controls.”

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Did anyone at Kotaku do a controller review for the steam one yet? I see a lot of people using them, is there any benefit over a One controller, cause I just don't think I could get used to switching back and forth when going from PC to my One.