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Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console

14 March 2019

Google plans to reveal its "vision for the future of gaming" during the March 19 event, and this teaser video may contain some initial clues.

While there was no clarification of her role at Google, Raymond's is a highly reputable name within the game industry, regarded for her talent at building development teams. Is it VR? Is it Chrome-based gaming via the cloud? This leads us to believe that the announcement at GDC may involve some hardware which could be the much-rumoured streaming games console that makes use of Project Stream, or it may be the controller described in a recent patent. Sony's offered its PlayStation Now game streaming service since 2014, and chipmaker Nvidia offers one called GeForce Now.

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In the meantime, Google drummed up interest in its streaming event when it posted a YouTube countdown page Tuesday, inviting visitors to "Discover a new way to play". A live stream has also been announced.

We'll have the livestream right here, so you can follow along in real time.

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Rumours about Google's entry into the console gaming space have swirled for what seems an eternity now. There are more rumours that suggest that the company has partnered with Ubisoft and SEGA for new games.

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Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console