29 February 2020
Google is holding an event on March 19th where it’s expected to announce something around gaming. Now, a new GDC 2019 teaser is shared by Google that corroborates that something related to gaming is indeed coming. Well, if we go a little back and connect the dots from the past, it’s easy to assume that Google may finally announce the subscription-based game streaming service that would work with its existing hardware or its own-designed gaming console.
Back in October 2018, Google announced Project Stream which is a service aimed at allowing gamers to stream games on their Chrome PC without having to download any resource for the same. It was announced with a technical test of “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” but it was only an invite-only model and now it’s closed. Another hint that showed the work is going around the gaming streaming service is the gaming controller patent that surfaced earlier this week. The patent showed a controller with a microphone button hinting at its compatibility with Google Assistant.
Now, coming to the teaser posted by Google includes around 30-seconds video that shows different gaming arenas which users going to experience. There are concert stage, race garage, airborne jump, generic stadium, and spaceship hanger arenas shown in the video teaser. The teaser might be indicating the graphics side of this streaming service which was first assumed to be the main factor of delay of this gaming streaming service.
Well, there’s definitely more to guess, but let’s just wait for the event as it isn’t too far from us.