Tech giant Google is preparing to announce their new gaming initiative during their keynote presentation at GDC in March. Google is hoping to make a big splash in the media with their announcement by inviting game journalists from all over the world to attend their conference. As of this writing it is not clear what projects will be announced – the company has been notoriously tight-lipped about their plans.
This writer had spent a considerable amount of time playing Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey through Google’s Project Stream and I am guessing a pricing model for the service will be announced during the presentation. When I played the game it was streamed to Chrome but I would not be surprised if the release version will be able to stream games to Chromecast devices. There may even be a new console announced by Google which would have been developed under the code name of “Yeti”.
Whether the service is focused on streaming or hardware, games remain the single most important aspect and Google seems to be well aware of this. They have been said to be pursuing well known developers and publishers. Case in point – Ubisoft had provided the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey for the Project Stream test. I would not be surprised if Google begins acquiring game development studios to provide exclusive content for its gaming platform.
The keynote presentation will be held on March 19th at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The Inner Circle will be sure to let you know all about the announcements made on that day.