Google will be presenting a keynote on March 19 at this year’s Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, announced the company. The search engine giant has been reported to be unveiling the final version of the gaming console that has been being developed under the code name ‘Project Yeti’. The new gaming machine from Google is said to feature a game streaming service that would be powered by Google’s Project Stream technology, which had been in testing until earlier this year.
A report by 9to5Google confirms the launch of the device and adds that the hardware that Google had planned for Yeti was reportedly similar to a Chromecast dongle. Now, seemingly, Google has evolved the device to a gaming console complete with a controller.
To recall, Project Stream was in a cutomer testing phase with the full version of Assasin’s Creed Odyssey playable on any computer with a Google Chrome browser or Chrome OS, with the only major requirement being 25Mbps internet connection.
The service was only limited to the U.S and was aimed at providing AAA gaming experience without the need for high-end hardware. The project was concluded in January this year and gave the players a much appreciated gift in the form of a free Assasin Creed Odyssey game.
It has been reported that several gaming outlets had received invites to Google’s keynote, nevertheless, it was just speculations at that point. It’s also reported that there are already some studios that have worked with Google to port their existing games testing and it may include in-game chat.
Google’s GDC keynote is scheduled for 10 am PST (11:30 pm IST), on March 19.