Chrome update will add plug-and-play controller support
Google’s Paul Kinlan, speaking at Develop Liverpool, has revealed that Google’s chrome browser will soon be supporting plug-and-play gamepad support. As reported by Edge, the update is expected to arrive in Q1 of 2012, and will mean that controllers, microphones and even cameras should work directly from the browser, without the need for annoying plug ins and permission requests.
With the technology that chrome already supports – HTML5 and WebGL, in addition to the 6 week update cycle and the ever growing userbase (currently standing at over 200 million users), support for plug and play controllers can only be seen as a good thing. Will we see more complex games released on Chrome as a result of this update? We hope so, but only time will tell.