Intel has not yet entered the game console race with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, but has already patented its own
What is known
Lets Go Digital noticed design patentcontroller from Intel Corporation. The document was completed on May 26, 2018, but was published only on November 19, 2019. Along with the specifications in the document were the first photos of the device.
In appearance, the controller resembles a mixture of gamepads fromXbox One and PlayStation 4. The form itself and triggers are sent to the Microsoft console, and the location of the control buttons and sticks was borrowed from the controller of the Sony gaming system. In addition, judging by the schematic images, the gamepad received a touch panel, as on Dualshock 4.
Intel engineers also added buttons to the controllerto manage multimedia, which can be called a hallmark of the company. In 2011, Intel released the Universal Controller for the OnLive cloud gaming service with a similar design.
As Lets Go Digital notes, this time around the companycould make a controller for Tencent. A Chinese company is working on a cloud-based gaming service, Start, which also uses Intel Xeon processors and Intel Iris Pro graphics cards. Intel is also indicated by the fact that a patent for the controller is registered in China.
There are no information about the features of the controller, but,it’s possible that Tencent is borrowing Google’s ideas. So, Stadia Controller received built-in Wi-Fi, thanks to which the gamepad connects directly to the servers where the game is running. In this way, Google solved the problem with a large response delay that is inherent in gaming cloud services.</ p>
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