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Google is adding gamepad support to Chrome

Google set to add gamepad, video chat support into Chrome, early 2012

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Nov 25, 2011 6:48 am

Google's popular Chrome browser is having some new functionality baked in early next year, with plug-and-play support gamepads and more on the way. Google developer advocate, Paul Kinlan, revealed the news earlier today at Develop Liverpool.

 

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The new features are due in Q1 2012, with gamepad support, camera and microphones, all without the need for plug-ins, Kinlan even hinted at the possibility for augmented reality games and player tracking. Another feature planned is WebRTC, an open-source video chat application that will run in the browser, with no plug-in required.

 

This is technology that could support an OnLive-style cloud-based gaming service, so we could see some very interesting things in the near future.

NEWS SOURCES:Next-gen.biz

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