All Chromebooks come with one or two cameras. Therefore, Chrome OS is no stranger to handling camera input. While the camera software under Chrome OS is still in the works around the world, the general camera features have been around for quite some time. However, what we are currently seeing in the Chromium Bug Tracker shows us that more complicated controls are required for external cameras. You can look at this bug report and see pretty clear evidence that external cameras are suitable for an interesting new image. Controls built into Chrome OS: In particular, the ability to control the pan / tilt / zoom feature of the connected camera. If you are wondering what this is used for, you are not alone! My first idea is to use companies in meeting rooms where groups of people are around a single external camera. Obviously, Google is also looking at more use cases and explains that in Chrome OS 74, “External USB cameras such as webcams, USB microscopes, and document cameras are now supported by the Google Camera app.” I could see a situation where a document exists Scanners or microscopes need the ability to have Pan / Tilt / Zoom controls and would add even more reason to implement this feature. I think that the ability to move and reposition the camera in a boardroom is a more common usage for this new ability, but it’s fantastic to have this sort of feature for Chrome OS generally available.
After yesterday’s details of a cool, enhanced edition of Persona 5 for PlayStation 4, Atlus today unveiled Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a Musou action RPG from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, which features the Nintendo Switch and PS4. Fans of Omega Force games such as Dynasty Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, and Fire Emblem Warriors should jazz with spectacular special moves as they introduce a game in which Persona 5 characters fight endless hordes of enemies. Nintendo fans hope that the code name “Persona 5 S”, which was used for the game on the teaser site of Atlus for the game, was code for a switch port of Persona 5, not so much. At least we have Jokers in Smash Bros., right, there’s no information about a release date or release on the federal side. Surely we will get both in time.