/ Google patent reveals the controller for ‘Project Stream’ game streaming service

The Indian Express : Mar 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

A patent filed by Google with the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows off what the controller of its upcoming game streaming service would look like. Google may step into gaming with ‘Yeti’ streaming service. ‘Netflix for games’ streaming service would work either on Google’s Chromecast or yet to be released home console. It includes a dual-joystick setup, shoulder & trigger buttons, along with gameplay.

The illustration also shows a button in the middle of two joysticks, which appears like a microphone button. The button hints at some kind of voice assistant compatibility.

Google new service (codenamed Yeti) might be comparable to game streaming services like Sony’s PlayStation Now and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. It would allow users to play high-quality games on basically any device. This means users would not have to download the software to a hard drive and the game would stream directly from a Google server instead.