Next Tuesday during GDC, Google will be announcing its major push into the video game industry, with many speculating that its in-browser streaming service and hardware will be unveiled during the show. Ahead of that announcement, however, it’s been spotted that Chromium has added support for Switch controllers, namely the Joy-Con and Pro Controller.
Google's adding Nintendo Switch controller support to Chrome… days ahead of its game streaming service being unveiled. This is gonna be good. 👀 pic.twitter.com/MmgWdNmjov
— Owen Williams ⚡ (@ow) March 14, 2019
Before you start theorizing about potential partnerships, however, it’s likely Nintendo had nothing to do with this – other PC services like Steam have incorporated support for Switch controllers for some time now with no official collaboration, and there’s similar Chrome support for controllers from Sony, Microsoft, and even Valve.
Chances are, this is simply Google making sure as many people can use its streaming service regardless of what controllers they have lying around. If there’s anything more to share, however, we’ll be sure to let you know.