Google Gaming Console Controller Revealed Ahead of GDC and the Reactions Are Hilarious
Google has been teasing their upcoming gaming console for a little bit now, though we haven’t had any details about what it will have to offer or even what it will look like … at least until now. Unfortunately, the Google controller shared ahead of GDC 2019 is not exactly getting the reactions the mega company was hoping for.
— Reps (@RepsUp100) March 9, 2019
Since the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One all have very different appearances, it makes since that Google would want to go above and beyond when it came to their design to keep it apart from its competitors and avoid being accused of “stealing” a familiar design. Unfortunately they seemed to have forgotten that gamers will be actually using the consoles, and instead of nailing a high-tech vibe — it just looks painful. We’re not the only ones that thought that either:
The Google gaming console controller, folks … it’s as bad as we thought. pic.twitter.com/lEMqFWy6W7
— Liana 'LiLi' Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy) March 9, 2019
New google controller. It's okay, I'm sure they checked that these face buttons were distinguishable to for the colour-blind without a symbol let me ju—oh my god. (Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia) pic.twitter.com/afUwFZp1e5
— email@example.com (Mastodon) (@michelmcbride) March 9, 2019
— Media Junkie (@MediaJunkieVids) March 9, 2019
Google's gaming controller revealed. Made for the hands of REAL GAMERS pic.twitter.com/MFzOCzNs2O
— Morgan Tremaine (@MorganTremaine) March 9, 2019
The Google Controller comes with an apology pic.twitter.com/mxU0sD6M99
— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) March 9, 2019
— 『Karn』 (@Karn_HH) March 9, 2019
Since Google hasn’t actually shared these images yet, instead it was a leak, it’s possible that this isn’t the final design or maybe even an older concept. We’re hoping that’s the case, because though we can understand where they were coming from, this just looks awful and painful.
What do you think about the possible Google controller? Do you think it’s a hard pass, or do you see a kind of appeal to it? Sound off in the comment section below, or hit us up over on Twitter @YouFedtheGamers!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, THQ, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.