Google Chrome will support your controller next year

By on November 28, 2011

The power of WebGL, HTML 5 and WebRTC to be combined.

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Starting next year, Google will introduce support for game controllers into its popular web browser, Google Chrome.

The decision was announced at the Develop Liverpool event, with the update promised to release some time in the first quarter of 2012.

Now before you let your imagination run wild, allow us to curb it – no, you won’t be able to control websites with your gamepad, which would be pretty awesome, by the way. The gamepad support is for Chrome games, which will combine the power WebGL, HTML5 and WebRTC to ‘stream’ games of sorts directly onto the user’s browser.

But don’t be mistaken, Google has not announced any plans to turn the feature into a ‘service’ that could eventually compete with the likes of OnLive, although there is always a possibility.

For now, let’s just hope Google provides support for Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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