The newly filed patent means that we’d see the video game controller at GDC 2019 this month.
According to the main points of the patent, it’s for a “game controller that provides notifications for a game invitation, a chat message, an indication that a user’s high score has been beaten, or the like,” which might be displayed as both an audio or visible cue.
Taking it a step additional, it seems just like the controller might be appropriate with various units from TVs, to smartphones, to tablets. Users can select on which gadget to launch the app that they acquired the notification from.
Google has already teased its upcoming game streaming service for a reveal at GDC 2019, so it’s doubtless it would unveil the controller throughout its keynote as properly.