GOOGLE'S LATEST GDC TEASER is yet more confirmation that it'll unveil its long-rumoured game streaming service next week.
Over on Twitter, Big G posted a short video (below) that shows a first-person view skipping between various themed hallways as it headed towards a bright white light. These hallways varied from tunnels in dank caves and cavernous castle interiors to slick sci-fi ship hallways and semi-cyberpunk streets.
Judging by that tweet and previous teasers, such as Google's promise that it will reveal its "vision for the future of gaming", as well as Google's position as one of the largest cloud platform providers in the world, we're - along with the rest of the world and its dog - pretty certain the search giant is going to reveal a game streaming services at GDC 2019.
This prediction is lent credence by Google having previously made a song and dance about Project Stream, its in-house project to bring games streaming to the Chrome browser. We wouldn't be surprised if Google's big announcement at GDC was to push out a Project Stream beta on a global scale or even release the service as good-to-go.
Our hope is that Google reveals a streaming service that supports both triple-A and indie games, and that it's not some new way to pip Android games out to people. The latter would be a disappointment as it's already easy enough to get Android games running on different devices, thanks to smart TVs and other streaming gizmos.
Given Microsoft is pushing into game streaming with Project XCloud, which aims to pipe Xbox and Windows 10 games to all manner of devices, Google's streaming service will need to do something a bit different.
As Google often champions being friends with developers, we'd like to see it support independent studios and help get indie games off the ground; that would help it stand out from the rest of the streaming services currently being tested or out in the wild. µ
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