Google as we know it is definitely the center of the Internet and it seems they want to take that a bit further by coming into the world of gaming with it’s own console.
You know it’s not always necessary to have a powerful computer or a console at home to play video games. There are several services that allow you to play through the Internet in streaming, for example PlayStation Now.
NVIDIA also allows you to access the GeForce Now beta, and you can even play from another PC to your gaming PC with Steam In-Home Streaming. Now Google is joining the game with its new streaming service- Yeti
Running games in the cloud requires a lot of servers , and that’s one of the things that Google can boast of. The company has many servers to its credit, and this move would avoid having to launch a physical product capable of running video games, and it would be enough with one capable of doing so via streaming on a console, or even in a simple Chromecast.
Yeti would be similar to PlayStation Now or GeForce Now. To access this service it would be necessary to use a Google console, which would have its own command to control it.
The company has been testing several versions of “Yeti”, including one that would have worked with a Chromecast. Although before Yeti, there were several projects such as launching a console based on Android to play, but that did not receive much support because those games can be easily played by most users with any mobile or tablet.
I don’t really know what kind of video games that Google would allow to be played through streaming, nor the operating system that will run the console but I’m definitely sure there would be support for VR Gaming.
The service was supposed to be launched at the end of 2017, but they decided to delay it.
Two weeks ago the company signed Phil Harrison, who has worked at Sony and Microsoft. Harrison is currently leading an unspecified project within the company as vice president. He was also involved in the development of Gaikai, the service that Sony later bought and that was renamed PlayStation Now.
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