Google’s New Controller Might Literally Stream Games To Your TV

A new report by Kotaku suggests that Google won’t reveal a new console at their GDC event tomorrow, but rather a controller that will stream games to any TV. This comes after a patent for a Google controller was found last week. 

Google’s new streaming platform could also focus heavily on game streamers. For instance, whilst using Google’s game streaming service, you could be watching a Twitch streamer play a game. You might love the look of mission they’re playing through. Kotaku’s report suggests that you’ll be able to jump straight into this specific moment without any load time. This definitely sounds interesting (if not a little weird).

Kotaku’s report also goes on to suggest that there most likely won’t be a console, but it sounds like the controller will do a lot of heavy lifting, which actually sounds smart. If this functionality works in the way they’re suggesting, it means you’ll be able to take your controller with you and just stream to any TV or computer, which sounds ideal.

Google has already started prepping their demo area at GDC, which you can see below. It’s clear they’re going to have something to showcase as there’s spaces for demo units with TVs and on their own fancy pedestals.

It’s also been said that Google has been working on some exclusive games for some time. Here’s a list of developers/publishers that are confirmed to be at Google’s briefing tomorrow:

  • idSoftware
  • Ubisoft
  • Bandai Namco
  • Crystal Dynamics
  • SEGA

Google’s ‘Future of Gaming’ presentation will take place tomorrow morning at 4am AEDT.

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