A recently discovered patent may have shown the design and functionality of the supposedly Google Game Console Controller, which would be revealed this month.
The patent does not concern the controller itself, but rather a notification system. This will allow the controller to inform the player if a game becomes available, if the player has received an invitation, if there are any changes in a ranking, and if a chat request has been received.
The document, filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, contains images that reveal the controller's design, which resembles the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller.
There are two joysticks, a directional pad, four game buttons and pairs of buttons for the shoulders and trigger buttons. There also appear to be home and back buttons at the top of the controller, a circular button that Google designates in the patent as an action button, and a microphone button between the joysticks that may suggest compatibility. with Google Assistant.
The patent was filed last October and is a continuation of a previous filing filed in 2014. This means that the controller design may have been changed, if the patent actually relates to the Google gaming console, as rumored.
This did not stop people from creating unofficial renderings based on the technical sketches of the patent, with representatives of Twitter users who proposed this:
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According to rumors, Google's game console is known as Project Yeti, which aims to run high-performance titles on Google machines and then broadcast them on devices owned by players. Part of the Yeti project is Project Stream, which ended a three-month demonstration in January that was successfully aired. Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Chrome browsers.
Project Yeti's material would have started as a Chromecast dongle, but has since evolved into a Google-designed console and controller that was revealed at the Game Developers Conference on March 19th.
It is unclear whether the controller in the patent discovered will be what Google will unveil at GDC 2019, if the rumors are true. The event is only a week away, so an official confirmation may soon arrive.