New Google Console To Be Possibly Revealed Soon
Google may be most known for YouTube, the Android operating system, and being everyone’s browser homepage, but the company’s success has driven endeavors in a whole host of different areas. It now appears that gaming may be one of their next big focuses for the future as a new report suggests a Google console may be in the works.
According to tech site The Information (via Polygon), a long-gestating project codenamed “Yeti” has been pursuing the prospect of cloud-based gaming for a few years now. Google’s efforts have mainly worked with the idea of using the Chromecast stick device as a potential streaming platform, but it’s said that a standalone Android console has also been heavily considered, the hardware possibly including its own Google-branded controller.
The report further indicates that Google means business with their potential console, as the company has had talks with “top-tier game developers.” While not for this specific device, Google has already begun developing relationships with big studios with its debut of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for the Project Stream service. If the company were to venture forward with their own Google console, then it would likely have a pretty good head start when eventually announced.
The aforementioned reveal just might happen in March when this year’s Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco. Google is scheduled to hold a presentation at the event and expectations are high that a big announcement is on the way. Perhaps the long-speculated Yeti project could be unveiled at the event? We’ll know for sure when the company takes the stage on March 19th. The greater GDC 2019 proceedings will last from March 18th to March 22nd.
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