Google gaming console controller images leak before GDC 2019



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Gaming console controller has a license. Please take a look.

UPDATE: Images of the controller are a first look design mockup of the controller. The design and form factor of the controller is confirmed in the patent by Google.

Google is planning to unveil something in the gaming space at GDC 2019. Part of that surprise has been leaked today, as it has appeared on the Internet. Please take a look.

This new foray into gaming is going to be pretty rough for Google, but not as rough as this controller's design looks.
This new foray into gaming is going to be pretty rough for Google, but not as rough as this controller's design looks.

The controller looks … not so great. It features a pretty massive directional pad and analog joysticks that are not offset. This may be okay for PlayStation players, but many gamers have become accustomed to the Xbox and Nintendo style of joystick placement. It also appears to be very straightforward and straightforward, which really seem like they would be uncomfortable in the hands of players.

To make things even more confusing, Google has got to give the buttons, in the place of making green, red, yellow, and blue buttons where the A, B, X, and Y buttons would reside on a normal Xbox or Nintendo controller . This button naming paradigm makes Sony's buttons seem downright understandable in comparison.

Here's a close-up of the Google gaming console controller.
Here's a close-up of the Google gaming console controller.

There are other buttons that help you in Android functions. The images are from Yanko Design tweeted today are a mockup of what the controller will look like, but images in a patent filed in October 2018 seem to confirm the presence of two shoulder buttons and the form factor of the device.

The image filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The image filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Google is set to have its first GDC keynote in a few weeks, so these images appear to be from this event's promotional materials. Early impressions of the controller are what it looks unwieldy and awkward. We'll be able to get your hands on you at this show, so be sure to keep it locked on Shacknews for more updates. Orkut, Buzz, Wave, Google Reader, Google Plus, Google Video and iGoogle.

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