According to a report from Polygon today, Google is preparing to launch "Project Yeti", which is said to be a new game streaming service, at its keynote presentation at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on March 19, at 10 a.m. PT. That's a pretty ambiguous note, but Google has been hinting at some gaming initiatives lately, leading us to wonder if they have some special, serious gaming-related plans to unveil.
Next month at the Game Developers Conference, Google is going to be hosting a keynote but the company isn't saying what they will announce.
Google invited select press this morning to a press event at GDC. Needless to say, if the rumors are true, the video game industry is in for a big disruption.
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General meditations surrounding the upcoming announcement are centered around the old "Yeti" rumors surrounding a Google-provided game streaming subscription service with its own hardware, as well as Google's Project Stream Chrome-based game streaming tests which concluded successfully last month. It was meant to give users a real gaming experience, just one that was streamed via internet browser. Googleis about to enter the lucrative video game sector with its Project Stream.
The search giant is expected to be the first of many non-traditional companies to enter the gaming space, which in In 2017 saw US consumers spend $36 billion on video games, according to the latest numbers from the Entertainment Software Association.
Will we see Project Stream open to more users with more games available, possible as a full game streaming store?