As early as February 2018 rumours began to circle about Google’s intention to enter the gaming industry. Back then, The Information broke the news that Google was working on a streaming service codenamed ‘Yeti’. Later in June 2018, Jason Schreier (writing for Kotaku) reported that Google was interested in taking on PlayStation and Xbox on three fronts – a streaming service, some sort of hardware and even a willingness to bring developers on board.
Despite several sources and recurring rumours, many still doubted how interested Google would be in entering the industry. Then in October 2018 Ubisoft announced that they would be partnering up with Google to bring Assassin’s Creed Odyssey right to your Chrome browser. And now, it seems we’ll soon be getting some concrete news from Google themselves. According to Polygon:
Google will reveal details about its unannounced gaming project at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, according to an invitation sent by the tech giant Tuesday. The company will hold a keynote presentation on March 19, at 10 a.m. PT, where it’s expected to reveal details about a new endeavor focused on video games.Michael McWhertor
So we’ll have to wait until next month for the details, but it seems Google is about to make some big moves into yet another aspect of our lives.