The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 is all set to begin on March 18 and it will go on till March 23 in San Francisco, California. At the 2019 GDC, technology giant Google will also make its presence. According to earlier leaks and rumours, Google has been developing its own game streaming service – Project Stream along with a gaming console named ‘Yeti’. And there is a chance that Google will take the stage to unveil its game streaming service and the gaming console.
Google has also posted a teaser for the keynote for the upcoming GDC where it will announce its ‘vision of the future of gaming.’ The company has also announced a live stream along with a minute long video teaser. The video is available on the Google Store teaser page where the users can sign up for updates. Being teased on Google Store page could mean that the company could be planning to launch hardware other than the game streaming service. The GDC 2019 will begin on March 19 at 10am PDT (10:30 pm IST). The live stream of the GDC 2019 can be seen on Google’s official YouTube channel.
According to reports, Google has been testing its gaming streaming service, console and controller for a while now. There isn’t much information about what the console from Google would be and what it would look like but the gaming streaming service named ‘Project Stream’ has been in its beta testing phase since last year. In October 2018, the company piloted its streaming service which later ended on January 15, 2019. Other than the streaming service, ‘Project Yeti’ might be the codename of Google’s controller or controller and console both.
Earlier, it was conceptualised that Project Yeti could be similar to Chromecast dongle but later it was reported that the device would come in the form of a gaming console and a controller. A recent patent revealed that Google’s controller might come with a dedicated Google Assistant button. There is not much information about their official names but it is certain that Google will be releasing its products at the GDC 2019.
— Google (@Google) March 12, 2019
A recent report also states that the search giant might also launch multiple new games at the GDC 2019. So, it could mean that the search giant is expanding its arms and will be entering the gaming industry with the launch of new games, controllers, consoles and a video game streaming service.