[App idea] PC game controller with a touch screen?
So I just got FFXIV today(MMO) and I was thinking, this would be a great way to control an MMO like this!
(Basically I'm stealing some of the concepts used when they made the wii-u screen controller.)
FFXIV was designed with controllers in mind (like a xbox controller), but we can do better then that cause our controller has a screen on it!
►We could develop a general app that allows the Shield to interface with a PC as a HID/Game controller.
◘Then we add touch screen support that allowing people to put touch screen hot keys on it (1,2,3, f1,f2,f3, etc).
◘We could add custom button mapping profiles for each game, example: we have a standard MMO game interface like say from Guild Wars2, we could have all our skill/attack/spell keys binds on the screen of the shield.
►Next step, we could try to stream isolated video to the shield. We could have it so we could control and display specific things in a game like menus(item inventory, quest logs, maps) whilst using our main pc monitor for the action portion of play.(kinda like a second monitor that would act as an extended HUD screen)
•In other types of games this could be interesting to have the Shield's screen display things from games like(racing: track, speedo, tac, radio) (RPG's(like fallout) pipboy screen) (flight sim: gauges, altimeter, etc)
There are already apps that let you use an android device as a simple game controller using the touch screen as a game pad, so it seems pretty possible to develop this concept into the shield whilst taking advantage of both the shields physical buttons and touch screen at the same time.
Thoughts, comments? (who want's to setup a kickstarter? lol)