Games should be simple to play, for everyone. They can also be difficult, and offer a challenge. But the play itself should be a very accessible act.
A gamepad with over 20 buttons is not simple. We need some courage and go back to the origins. With adaptation to the novelties.
8 buttons for NES pad were more than enough, but the shape was not optimal.
Oculus controller solves the ergonomic problem, but has too many buttons. I would save just the trigger and add a touchpad on top
The touchpads of Steam Deck are a good reference for the top part.
Can you imagine that?
- Connect it with any device, smartphone, PC or console
- comes with a dongle to stream on any screen
- takes gestures too