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Google adding Joy-Con and Switch Pro Controller support to Chrome

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Google will be adding support for the for the Joy-Con controllers (L, R, L +, R, and USB charge grip) and the Switch Pro Controller (USB and Bluetooth) to Google Chrome...

 

 

For anyone that has out of the loop with what has been going on with Google, apparently they're making a MAJOR push in to the gaming market. A few months ago that had a beta to test their streaming service,where people got to test streaming AC: Odyssey via Google Chrome, which worked fairly well. Next week at GDC they have plans to announce what their newly established gaming division has been up to. Apparently they are going to show some kind of hardware along side their streaming service. It's unclear if it will be only a streaming/download box or will accept physical media, but they've sent out invites to all the major gaming press, so this points to something more than a streaming box/service. Also, SEGA is said to be heavily on board with some exclusives.  Could Google become the 4th competitor in the console wars? Microsoft is making it easy for Google to just take over their spot, since they don't seem to worried about hardware anymore and just want their games on everything. I mean, they did just put HALO on Steam.

 

Sorry to derail this thread and make it all about Google. If you want to know all the details about what Google is up to, check-out the videos HERE and HERE.

 

So, as for the Switch controller support in Chrome... It makes since that they would want to support all major controllers on current systems, so anyone can just fire up Chrome and start using this game streaming service and not worry about needing a special controller. With Google prepping Chrome with various controller support just before the big GDC conference, it seems like this service might be launching in the near future.

 

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I wonder how all the console makers feel about this.  Game streaming with actual gameplay is the next thing coming down the pipe but at that point, when its browser based, it would seem to me that the pirating floodgates get opened even wider.

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