Innovative UI for text entry in Steam’s Big Picture mode

Valve have created an excellent way around the usual god-awful text input usually seen on a games console. I’m sure most of you will be aware of the pain that is entering even simple text fields, such as your login details, on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. This is a great bit of UI design that takes something as ‘simple’ as text entry back to the drawing board, creating a superior text entry method to the awful virtual qwerty keyboards we currently see on both the Xbox and the PlayStation.

Steam's Big Picture text entry mechanic

Steam’s Big Picture text entry mechanic

See the new text entry method at 4:05 in action video below, via IGN.

Bravo Valve.

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