Three-Dimensional Controller Support Coming to Orange Box, Left 4 Dead, More

BOOM widget 118240 A number of Valve's PC shooters will soon support Novint's Falcon controller (pictured left) as part of a new agreement, the companies have announced.

Serving as an alternative to the traditional mouse-based FPS control scheme, the Novint Falcon allows for three-dimensional freedom of movement and tactile response. Support for the peripheral will be added in an update distributed through Valve's digital download platform Steam.

Games slated to support the controller include Half-Life 2 and its two following episodes, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Counter-Strike: Source. Valve's upcoming Left 4 Dead will also include Novint Falcon support.

A release date for the update was not announced. Available now at retailers for $189.99, the Falcon will also be sold as part of a bundle including the pistol grip and the Orange Box at an unspecified future date.