Google Is Ready To Compete With Xbox As It Ventures Into Gaming

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Google will end up trying everything that s within its reach, the tech firm is now ready to venture into the realm of gaming .

Google has teased a new game-streaming service that could rival both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.

A teaser website called ‘Gather Round’ has appeared online, with the simple tagline of ‘Discover a new way to play.’

The website comes just days ahead of the Game Developers Conference on March 19, where Google is expected to announce further details on the gaming service.

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Codenamed ‘Yeti’, the gaming service has been rumoured for months, with reports suggesting players will have unlimited access to a library of games for a fixed monthly fee.

Even more excitingly, a ‘source familiar with the matter’ told 9to5Google that the streaming service will launch alongside a physical console and controller.

It remains unclear whether the console will consist of a large box, similar to a PlayStation or Xbox, or a small dongle, similar to a Chromecast.


Thankfully, it seems that users won’t need to buy the console to access Google’s game streaming service.

Stream has already revealed the underlying technology behind Google’s service, showing that users will be able to access it via a PC.

Rumours suggest that Google has also been working with several video game studios to port existing games onto its service for internal testing.

It’s not yet clear whether any of them will develop a game specifically for Yeti.

Thankfully, there’s not long to wait to see what Google has in store for us.

The Game Developers Conference on March 19, so keep an eye out for all the biggest announcements!

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