We know that it comes and now we have a little more insight into how Google plans to move into the gaming space. A new patent submitted by the company shows what is expected to be the control for the company’s upcoming gaming service.
At GDC in about two weeks, Google is expected to showcase the retail version of Project Stream; the company’s beta test for streaming games to any platform. Rumors have sworn that the company will also release hardware for the new service and a patent previously filed (above) shows the control that can accompany this device.
Although there is nothing remarkable about the design, it shows that Google Assistant, or at least voice communication, is built into the controller and it also has your regular two-inch sticks, four right thumb buttons and a D-pan on the left page. There are also two shoulder buttons and two triggers.
RepsUp100 on Twitter created a picture from the drawings and while they give us a better look at what the hardware will be like when it is in your hand, the proportions are a bit gone. Specifically, the regulator’s wings look too large compared to the drawings, but this is the best look we have on the new hardware.
While the controller is likely to be a good attempt for a first generation device, the only thing that matters here is how good the service works. With all streaming services, latency is the decisive factor between usable and a failed product version.
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