This amazing Russian gamepad will blow your tiny mind

By Matt Martin, Monday, 26 September 2016 11:13 GMT

The R-Handle looks like a beast to get to grips with.

The R-Handle is a prototype gamepad that intends to fuse the best features of console and PC peripherals to create the ultimate game controller.

According to the designers it uses the whole hand rather than just fingers, and doesn’t require a desk like a keyboard and mouse.

It features more than 25 buttons, as well as a d-pad, analog stick and a huge chunky grip thing on the right-hand side. It looks amazing and terrifying at the same time.


What the what?

“Currently, analogue thumb sticks found on Xbox One, PS4 or even Steam controllers don’t allow for enough accuracy during gameplay, which causes developers to create simpler – and less exciting – console games,” say the creators.

“And considering the uprising of Virtual Reality technology, the standard gamepad is even more impractical.”

Russian designers Alex Nesmeev and Eugene Nesmeev hope to crowdfund the R-Handle in the near future. You can see the R-Handle in action above playing Doom, or CS:GO below.

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