Elgato, provider of streaming peripherals, has released the new Stream Deck Pedal for foot control of streams.
It consists of three pedal buttons that can be programmed - like the standard Stream Deck - to control software, hardware and more.
On a basic level it means keeping your hands on the controller or mouse while you play games. But it has other applications too.
For some disabled streamers, for instance, the Stream Deck Pedal could provide useful alternative inputs, although the price point may be off-putting for some.
This is a huge leap forward for making the Stream Deck more accessible. I love this. https://t.co/ZLpCL6mr1I— Radderss ♿ 🌈 | BLM ✊ (@RadderssGaming) January 25, 2022
A pity that such an accessibility friendly device has the biggest accessibility barrier of them all - cost.— Words (@NoWordCount) January 25, 2022
€90 for this is a farce.
This is €30 tech at most.
Additionally, as more content creators from outside of gaming join streaming platforms, the pedal provides extra control away from a computer desk - for musicians for example.
Elgato also promises the pedal "is built to take a stomping without budging". So streamers can step on this to their heart's content.
Check out the Elgato product page for further details.
Elgato has also announced its official Discord Stream Deck plugin to control Discord using its devices.
And one more thing...— Elgato (@elgato) January 25, 2022
Today we're also launching our official Discord Stream Deck plugin!
🔇 Mute Mic
➕ Join Voice Channels
🔄 Switch Text Channels
🦶 Works perfectly with Stream Deck Pedal pic.twitter.com/ttc10vmQc1
Twitch streamers are currently campaigning for the platform to introduce a Disability Pride Month, with a post on UserVoice now gathering over 1,100 votes.
Will you support Eurogamer?
We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.