Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Google Is Working On A Game Streaming Service Called "Yeti"

Google Is Working On A Game Streaming Service Called

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

While leveraging Android titles offers a very big ready-made gaming universe, the report says Google is looking to strike exclusive deals with developers for the new cloud service. Now, the tech giant may have its sights on a streaming service for playing games too, according to a report from The Information.

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Clearly Google has its tendrils deep in the gaming industry, but for a streaming service like this to be successful it would need support from third-party publishers like Ubisoft, EA and Activision-Blizzard. However, a new project from Google called Yeti could break down many of those barriers by allowing users to stream games to Chromecast-compatible devices, or possibly on an all-new Google home console. Harrison held key positions at Sony and Microsoft before joining Google.

Google is quite the ambitious company and loves to experiment with different products and services. However, the company seems to be more serious this time around.

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PlayStation Now lets you stream PlayStation games, Xbox GamePass subscribers have access to Xbox games, and GeForce Now enables you to stream your entire collection of PC games on Steam.

What games will you be able to play with Yeti? Last month, the company went all out to bring Phil Harrison, a former PlayStation and Xbox executive, on board to help get some ideas on the board. I'd certainly hope it turns out being the latter of those two scenarios, but it remains to be seen what happens. Microsoft launched Mixer a year ago.

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Google is in talks with video game developers, but there is no information on how far along those conversations are. There is also no word on how much Google would be charging with the subscription service.

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