Sneak Peak At Intel Cloud Gaming Controller
Patents filed in the US have revealed Intel may be looking to build its own version of the acclaimed DualShock controller with the added bonus of cloud gaming.
As reported by LetsGoDigital, Intel filed a design patent with the United States Patent Office detailing ‘the ornamental design for a game controller having a game controller touchpad’ which looks very much like the classic PlayStation Dual Shock controller design.
The patent document includes several sketches of the proposed design, revealing the touchpad in the centre of the controller added to the traditional DualShock model.
However, for those thinking this is the final design should look more closely as the patent claims ‘the broken lines shown in the drawings depict portions of the game controller have a game controller touchpad that forms no part of the claimed design’.
While the touchpad is the only confirmed aspect of the controller, cloud connectivity is speculated to feature heavily within Intel’s cloud gaming service.
Chinese tech giant Tencent entered a partnership last year with Intel to build a cloud gaming service based upon the Xeon processor and the Iris Pro graphics card.
Called ‘Start’ the cloud gaming service is more than likely to feature the patented Intel controller once the platform is launched.