Nintendo Switch controller support added to Google Chrome

Oct 27, 2017
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#55
It already supports the DualShock 4 and Xbox controller. This is simply also adding support for the Switch controller.
There's nothing simple about this. Chromium has explicit support for Hori, Logitech, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Mad Catz, etc. It's going to be their front-end for whatever kind of streaming service they'll announce.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,448
England
#56
There's nothing simple about this. Chromium has explicit support for Hori, Logitech, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Mad Catz, etc. It's going to be their front-end for whatever kind of streaming service they'll announce.
The realistic expectation based on what we know is that this is just another controller supported for their Project Stream.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#59
The realistic expectation based on what we know is that this is just another controller supported for their Project Stream.
Well exactly, that's what I'm saying. It's not trivial to add support for Switch controllers like the Joy-Cons. If there wasn't any further motive (i.e. the game streaming service) they really wouldn't have added it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,448
England
#63
Well exactly, that's what I'm saying. It's not trivial to add support for Switch controllers like the Joy-Cons. If there wasn't any further motive (i.e. the game streaming service) they really wouldn't have added it.
Precisely. By simple I was just trying to temper expectations before wild theories about Nintendo teaming up with Google to build their hardware or something along those lines began gaining ground.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#67
I think this Google device will compete more directly with windows based.gaming rigs than consoles.

Controller support seems to.suggest this. Like steam it's going to support a bunch of controller and the device itself is just a streaming box.

It means gaming on a Chromebook will also be possible. And their focus now is to popularize a box to attach to television sets where Chromecast sort of lives.right now
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,475
#68
I think this Google device will compete more directly with windows based.gaming rigs than consoles.

Controller support seems to.suggest this. Like steam it's going to support a bunch of controller and the device itself is just a streaming box.

It means gaming on a Chromebook will also be possible. And their focus now is to popularize a box to attach to television sets where Chromecast sort of lives.right now
If it has exclusives then I think it will be competition for consoles and PC
If it only plays multiplatform games then it will direct competition to only the PC

That’s how I see it
 
Jan 10, 2018
1,066
#75
Project Stream it shall be!

I have a solid 300+mbps connection. Don't expect much issues. Bring it!

Definitely if anyone could do streaming it would be Google with the vast amount of servers.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#80
I'm surprised that people think this means nothing, considering how rarely Nintendo controllers get official support on anything besides Nintendo platforms.

My thinking is that we may see Project Stream in some form on the Switch even before Project xCloud, just since Google seems further along in being ready to roll out their their service. I assume if their service will be working through Chrome and has the potential to be on any device that could run the browser, they have a similar goal to Microsoft of being on every platform, including all the consoles.