Google offers many useful services, including the world's most popular smartphone operating system. But what the company does not have are game-friendly products, including hardware and software. Google wants to change all that with a daring new gaming project. The company is reportedly working on various ways to confront Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with console games.
According to Kotaku 's sources, Google is following a three-pronged approach: "1) Some kind of streaming platform, 2) some kind of hardware, and 3) an attempt to put game developers under the roof Google, whether through aggressive recruiting or even through major purchases. "
It's unclear what dedicated hardware Google could work on or if it could get started. But this is not the first time that Google wants to engage Google with its own products.
More interesting, however, is the streaming option, with Google's high-end gaming for more users without having to sell them dedicated consoles. Microsoft does the same, but Microsoft has the advantage of being one of the established players in the gaming landscape. Like Microsoft, Nvidia and EA are also working on game streaming services.
The code name for Google's game streaming platform is Yeti. As with any other game streaming platform, Google would shift most processing to cloud computing and stream these high-end games to end devices. A person familiar with Yeti said the platform could put games like The Witcher 3 on a Google Chrome tab. Yeti would also be integrated into YouTube, according to the report, and would connect to the console Google could develop.
Google was also present at the GDC and E3 this year, talking with game developers about its plans. Google also wants to buy some studios, a step that might be necessary to develop a kind of gaming experience that would only be available on Google's gaming service.
It's still unclear when Google will make its gaming ambitions official. Hopefully, this is not yet a Google initiative that does not see the light of day.