Google To Launch A Gaming Console And Streaming Service At GDC 2019
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 is scheduled to take place from the 18th of March to the 22nd of March. The world’s largest game industry event will be held in San Fransisco, California. It is often seen as a platform to showcase and experience the future of gaming. Google, a company that is not generally associated with games and gaming, has teased its presence at the event time and again. In a fresh video shared by the company, it announced that it will showcase both gaming oriented solutions on the 19th of March.
Google’s Gaming Hardware
While it is not clear what Google will announce or showcase at the event, reports claim the company is working on gaming hardware. The project has been codenamed ‘Yeti’ and has been in the works for a while. The event may see the company launching a gaming console, controllers and a streaming service. The teaser videos shared by the company include a text that reads “Gather around as we unveil Google’s vision for the future of gaming at the GDC 2019”. The video further shows hallways set in various sci-fi, fantasy, and racing-themed areas that match the gaming theme.
Google has also created a placeholder on its online store for the product that it will announce on March 19. This step seemingly confirms the presence of a hardware device at the launch as it is the only type of product the company sells on its online store. Multiple reports have asserted the Google Gaming console will just be used to connect with the game streaming service the company will announce at the event. The gaming on the device will be cloud-based and would require an internet connection to work.
Interestingly, Google’s new game streaming software may not be hardware dependent. As cloud games are capable of running on devices with humble specifications, the service may also be available for non-Google devices. However, the company might launch a gaming console anyway, which will best demonstrate what Google envisions of its gaming service. Whatever Google has planned for the 19th of March, we will not have to wait for long as the date is approaching fast.