Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google “Console” On The Way?

By | November 30, 2011

Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google "Console" On The Way?

With the growing popularity of HTML5 games and applications, it looks like Google has a vision of its own.

According to the EDGE, during the Develop Liverpool conference in London, Google’s developer Paul Kinlan has announced that Google Chrome will receive gamepad support tin the first quarter of 2012. In addition to that, it will feature a support for cameras and microphones that don’t have to be plugged in.

While not many details were revealed, it is known that the search giant is already working on the next instance of its Google TV service, with the hardware set to debut sometime next year.

Why add gamepad support anyway? If our speculation stands correct (and only time will tell), we guess that Google Chrome will be an essential part of Google TV, offering its users an ability to play HTML5 games on their TV with a gamepad attached. Think about it as Google’s version of a gaming console.

What do you think?

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. daPhyre says:

    Gamepads in browsers!? It’s like a dream I had once coming true!!!

    I’m waiting for this very eagerly! =D

  2. Przemysław Lib says:

    You think too small!

    Why not change ANY PC and Tablet, and all into Console?
    HTML5 apps will look the same, so if pads can be plugged-in, than that device will be as good as any!

  3. Tiago Sá says:

    Their weak minds have run out of things to put in their browser. This crap called Chrome is as good a browser they’ll ever gonna make.

    • Morriscey69 says:

      Why don’t you like chrome? I started toying with it in beta, and it very very quickly became my main browser. What do you consider a better browser, and why?

  4. Rafael says:

    You think too big. I can only think of Chrome OS.