Google May Step Into Gaming With 'Yeti' Streaming Service

Google May Step Into Gaming With 'Yeti' Streaming Service

Details are scant but it's codename is Yeti and could include a controller and console.

According to The Information, there could even be a Google developed video games console on the horizon, as one is supposedly being developed.

Games-on-demand services are picking up a little more than expected, between the exploding success of the Xbox Game Pass, and Sony continuing to try to make a thing out of its cloud-based PlayStation Now service.

There's a very good chance that this time next year you'll be playing games on Google's new game streaming service - code-named "Yeti" - that's now in development. The latter potentially would put Google into competition with Sony (SNE), Nintendo and Microsoft (MSFT), according to the technology news website The Information. That means users would not download software to a hard drive, but stream the game from a Google server instead.

Google may be making its first serious attempts at taking on the likes of Nvidia's GeForce Now and Sony's PS Now with its own game streaming service.

Phil Harrison on Twitter:

Google has reportedly been talking to "top-tier gaming developers" regarding its plans.

The immediate knee-jerk reaction to this news is to believe that Google has likely designed a proper Chromecast console - one that can play Android TV games and stream video content from sources like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. Microsoft launched Mixer a year ago. However, bolstering the prospects for game streaming is Google's hiring last month of gaming industry veteran Phil Harrison, who's spent years in the upper ranks of both PlayStation and Xbox.

The report claims that the idea of Google's Yeti service is for people to pay a monthly subscription fee to access a collection of games.

We've reached out to Google for a comment on the existence of the games console and will update this article when we hear back.

More news: Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently

Related Articles

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Set to Include Battle Royale Mode

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Set to Include Battle Royale Mode

    According to the report, online gamemodes will include " Money Grab ", " Revive and Survive ", and finally, " Battle Royale ". Red Dead Redemption 2 will be dropping for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26th with no new news regarding a PC release.
    Toddler Found Frozen To Death On Porch

    Toddler Found Frozen To Death On Porch

    Wynter's mum returned from the shops to find her little girl motionless at around 3.30pm and frantically called 911. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office in northeast OH will determine how the child died.
    LaLiga: Barcelona drop points at Espanyol, Atletico draw

    LaLiga: Barcelona drop points at Espanyol, Atletico draw

    Sunday kicked off with a 0-0 draw in the 'South Madrid derby between Getafe and Leganes in a snowy Alfonso Perez Coliseum. The Spaniard was jeered loudly by the Espanyol fans with every touch of the ball throughout the game in Cornella.
  • House panel gives Bannon another week to comply with subpoena

    House panel gives Bannon another week to comply with subpoena

    Mike Conaway, R-Texas, the Republican leading the panel's Russian Federation probe, told reporters he expected Bannon to appear. Peter King, R-N.Y., also a member of the Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.
    Turkey soldier killed setting up military post in Syria

    Turkey soldier killed setting up military post in Syria

    An offensive by Ankara to rout USA -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters from the northern enclave of Afrin is now in its third week. Air strikes also killed at least six people in rebel-held Idlib including five in Tarmala village, the Observatory said.
    2018 iPhones to only run Intel inside

    2018 iPhones to only run Intel inside

    Benchmark scores have revealed in the past that iPhones running Qualcomm modems performed better than those running Intel chips . We were hearing news that Apple would release its new phone with the integration of LTE models of Qualcomm and Intel .
  • Ozone layer still depleting, contrary to popular belief

    Ozone layer still depleting, contrary to popular belief

    Overall, the effects balance out but this means the ozone layer over the area studied is remaining in its depleted state. The latter includes chemicals used in solvents, degreasing agents, and paint strippers.
    Quentin Tarantino Defends Roman Polanski's Rape of 13-Year-Old

    Quentin Tarantino Defends Roman Polanski's Rape of 13-Year-Old

    Harvey Weinstein denies the allegations of sexual misconduct. " Tarantino replied", Look, she was down with this ". Earlier, he apologised for the crash Uma Thurman suffered while on set of the 2003 film Kill Bill .
    Federal Reserve Imposes Asset Limitation On Wells Fargo

    Federal Reserve Imposes Asset Limitation On Wells Fargo

    The Fed set a September 30 deadline for the bank to outline reforms and have them reviewed by an outside firm. The statement said Wells Fargo had prioritized growth over ensuring effective risk management.
  • 'This Is Us': We figured out exactly when Jack Pearson died

    'This Is Us': We figured out exactly when Jack Pearson died

    All that smoke he inhaled put too much strain on his heart and lungs, and Jack Pearson died of a heart attack . Milo Ventimiglia has assured This Is Us fans that his days on the hit tear-jerking drama are far from over.
    Pixel Visual Core Imaging Processor Now Available For 3rd Party Apps

    Pixel Visual Core Imaging Processor Now Available For 3rd Party Apps

    This means the phone can use the additional computing power to improve images by running Google's HDR+ algorithm. On Tuesday , Google's Pixel Visual Core has been turned on for all the third-party apps that use the camera.
    Shaheen Shah Afridi impresses Rahul Dravid

    Shaheen Shah Afridi impresses Rahul Dravid

    Dravid talked on various topics ranging from team's preparation to their road ahead of the tournament. We had some great talent and they were very appreciative of our cricketers as well.