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‘Gather Around’ press event by Google

Feb 20, 2019 POSTED IN BusinessTech BY blogger
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It appears Google is preparing a proper entry to the gaming world. The company is planning to hold an event related to gaming at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, or GDC, next month.

Google has started sending invites via email to members of the press, coaxing them to “gather around” for its GDC keynote. There’s precious little information aside from a date: Google says “all will be revealed” March 19.Given the game development venue, it’s possible that Google is planning an announcement related to Project Stream. With Project Stream, Google set out to solve the biggest challenges related to streaming intensive, interactive content with minimal lag. Companies across the industry want to capitalize on how streaming could one day revolutionize gaming like it did music and movies. Google is leveraging its large cloud infrastructure to compete against the likes of Nvidia and soon Microsoft.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the first and only game to be tested publicly using Google’s service, and it’s likely that the company has more to say about Project Stream next month. For the past year, Google has been rumored to be working on “Yeti,” which has been used to describe both the service and related hardware in the form of a Chromecast-like dongle for TVs. The company hired a PlayStation veteran in 2018 to run its gaming division, and other top industry developers.