Google has a patent pending for a game controller that among other things can indicate when the player is invited to with someone else to play, reports The Verge.
In the patent is an outline of the notificatiemogelijkheden of the controller. In addition to invitations would this also notification of new chat messages or a change in the leaderboard of a game.
The patent also contains drawings of the proposed controller. This is much like existing controllers for Sony’s PlayStation, with two bewegingssticks, two bumpers and triggers, a D-pad with directional buttons and four buttons. Below is a special button with a microphone symbol, probably intended for Google’s Assistant to call.
It is not yet sure to what extent Google this design also be in use.
Google works for years to a private cloudgamingdienst with, according to rumors, an associated video game console. It was going to be a subscription service, where players games can stream from Google’s servers.
Google loves at the end of march during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), a special press conference. Will probably be the further steps for the streamingproject than previously announced.
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