Google is gearing up for a stint in the video game industry, streaming cloud-based games directly to its Chrome web browser with its upcoming service, Project Stream. Project Stream competes directly with Microsoft’s own Project xCloud, with both companies trying to reach gamers on mobile devices and other screens which have typically been out of reach for console and PC game developers, without expensive work to port their games down for smaller form factors.
Google is expected to make some video game-related announcements very soon, but at least one of those has emerged early owing to a patent filing, giving us a decent idea of how it may look, and how it may function.
Google is making some of its gaming-related announcements on March 19, 2019, so we’ll find out sooner rather than later whether this patent will end up as a true-to-life product or is simply for illustrative purposes. The proximity to the event leads some credence to the idea that this is an accurate representation of the controller Google might push to market, starting with the Chrome web browser on PC.