It’s been rumored that Google would be entering the gaming space, and it will do so via an announcement at GDC 2019, which is set to take place later this month.
Well, it seems we now have our first look at the Google console controller before the announcement happens! Thanks to a patent filed by Google back in 2018, we can see how the Google console controller will look like, as well as a few mock up images below.
Note that the images above are mock ups based on the unearthed patent by Twitter user Reps. What’s weird here is how the actual controller is shaped. It looks quite uncomfortable with its angular design. And what’s more, the buttons seem to eschew the traditional A, B, C, D (or X, O, Square, Triangle) naming method used by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, for what looks like colored rings, which unnecessarily complicates things.
Of course, we might get a different gaming controller once the console’s actually announced, so bear that in mind, too. You can read up on the full patent filing here.
What do you make of the controller so far? Do you think there’s enough space in the gaming industry to have another hardware maker enter the fold? Will this be the new must-own console or go the way of the Ouya? Share your thoughts in the comments below.