Sep 21st, 2012

Our friends at SteelSeries have let us know that its new SteelSeries Free (that’s the name, not the price) Bluetooth gaming controller will be set to launch soon. The controller brings a full-featured suite of face and shoulder buttons, as well as dual analog sticks for ultimate control.

They’re boasting battery life of 10 hours for non-stop gaming, and 20 hours of casual gaming. The device will automatically sleep after 3 minutes of inactivity, and you can also use it while it’s charging.

The SteelSeries Free will be compatible with games that offer native gamepad support such as Grand Theft Auto 3, Max Payne, and Shadowgun, as well as any other game that supports Zeemote mapping.

The great thing about the controller is that SteelSeries will be launching its own app called the SteelSeries Engine. It’ll allow users to fully customize and remap the controller to their liking, so there should be no reason for anyone to be unhappy with its setup.

Of course, PC/Mac and iOS devices are also supported so you’ll be set if you are in need of one controller to rule them all. Check out a quick hands-on video of the controller below, and keep it tuned to Phandroid and GameFans for more information on its availability, and an impending review. [via GameFans]