Published: Thu, February 21, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Google to Unveil Netflix-Like Game Streaming Service in March

Google to Unveil Netflix-Like Game Streaming Service in March

GOOGLE COULD BE SET to reveal its long-hyped game streaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March.

We've known that Google has wanted to break into the gaming industry on some level for a while now.

Google is also said to be actively trying to bring game developers in-house, either through aggressive recruiting or through acquisitions of game studios.

At the GDC next month, Google could release an advanced Project Stream service, although a new project "Yeti" seems to be most likely. Project Stream allowed folks play the then-brand-new Assassin's Creed Odyssey using only their Chrome browser, provided they had at least a 25mbps Internet connection.

Announced this morning via invitations to the event, Google revealed that it will be holding a presentation centered around video games during GDC next month in San Francisco.

A previous report from Kotaku claimed the service would be paired with "some sort of hardware". As a standalone service or product, Google's Project Stream test and it's apparent success implies it could work, at least from a technical level. In other words, it could be used to announce something big in gaming.

But, Google isn't a regular fixture at GDC and given the last gaming thing it harped on about was Project Stream, we can postulate that it will be discussing game streaming and its next steps in that area. Details were scarce at the time, but with Project Stream going live temporarily, it's clear that Google is interested in gaming as a part of its future. What are your thoughts on game streaming in general?

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