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Google Chrome to get game controller support

Development of browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox are going on at a ridiculous pace. A ton of features are being added to two of the most popular browsers. At the Develop conference, a game development conference that was recently held at Liverpool, Google’s Paul Kinlan spoke about a number of features being added the browser. TechCrunch reports that one of them was native support for game controllers on the browser. In addition to support for them, there would also be support for webcams and microphones. The bigger and possibly a revolutionary feature would be a protocol called WebRTC, which is meant for video and audio communications through the browser. A combination of these features would bring an OnLive-like experience to desktops running the browser.

Gaming will be a key part of the browser’s development

Addition to such features would bring a whole lot of flexibility to Chromebooks that are almost entirely powered by the Chrome browser. Kinlan also mentioned an OnLive-like video and game streaming service was being worked on. There was no official launch date of when these developments will take place, but it’s expected to hit sometime in the first quarter of next year. Considering Google’s habit of providing revolutionary features and services for free, the OnLive competitor may also follow the same model. At least, we hope it will.

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