google gaming gdc 2019: Game on: Google announces its entry…


In the midst of all the Android Q speculations, Google has demystified the rumours revolving around its entry in the gaming industry. The search giant has confirmed that it will definitely be entering the market with the first announcement coming as soon as March 19, which is less than a week from today. The confirmation came directly from Google’s official handle on Twitter.

As a teaser on Twitter, Google has tweeted a 30-second video, which doesn’t really show us any hardware or software product but we can expect a variety of titles from different genres. The different scenes in the video suggest that there could be racing games along with adventure, arcade and other themed titles.

You can expect Google to be talking more about it at the upcoming GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) 2019 that will begin from March 18 and will go through March 23 in San Francisco, California, US. The live stream of the keynote event can be seen on YouTube starting 10am PDT (10.30PM IST).

Although there’s no hint dropped on the hardware side of things by Google, a recently published patent may give gamers high hopes. The patent published by USPTO clearly shows a game controller that looks similar to a PS4 DualShock Controller. It has a basic set of four directional and functional buttons on either side, two joysticks, a dedicated microphone button (that might trigger Google Assistant) and three more buttons towards the front-top.

There is no official word from Google on this but the patent abstract does give us an idea that at least one hardware product can be announced at GDC 2019. Although the controller alone doesn’t reveal much about the console, it might act as one of the most important accessories that could act as a catalyst for Google’s Project Stream’s growth.

Project Stream was introduced last year using which the search giant streamed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey title over Google Chrome on PCs.

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