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With streaming move, Google eyes future of gaming

With streaming move, Google eyes future of gaming

While Google's Yeti streaming service is expected to be made available for multiple platforms-allowing gaming on Android TVs, Android tablets and Chrome browser windows-it's possible Google could also have a new gaming system rollout in store, complete with hardware specs, a games lineup and other features.

After the keynote, Google has some high-profile guests lined up for its Developer Day sessions taking place in the afternoon.

It won't be a surprise to anyone versed in Silicon Valley politics that Google is hosting its Yeti livestream on YouTube, which is a subsidiary of the company itself. There will be hands-on time for the attendees at the event, confirms Google employee.

We would also put our bets on the company's long-rumoured controller to be officially revealed, and to get some further details on when this streaming service might release, what platforms it would come to, the price per game, and similar bits of information. The Californian company has kept shtum about exactly what it has planned for the keynote, teasing only that it promises to "unveil Google's vision for the future of gaming". One backdrop reads "Together we'll build a playground for our imagination".

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The search giant is planning for a serious foray into game streaming, which is now a nascent market. As Variety noted, Google has been testing a Project Stream service that beams Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to users without an installation requirement since a year ago, and the magazine found that the company has filed patents that appeared to be related to streaming game controllers.

Some of Google's attendees at its GDC 2019 keynote include the likes of Ubisoft and Id Software.

Why did Google recently hire Jade Raymond as a vice president? Since October a year ago, the project has been in the beta-testing phase.

So, what do we expect to be shown?


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