Google is undoubtedly one of the greatest giants in the tech industry, and it looks like it’s now got its sights set on the gaming market.
Rumblings of a Google games console have been circulating for a while now, and it looks like the official first peek is right around the corner.
Google shared the news via Twitter, where it wrote: “Gather around as we unveil Google’s vision for the future of gaming at #GDC19. Join us live 3/19 at 10 a.m. PT.”
The tweet was accompanied with a short video, showing off what appears to be some in-game environments, assumedly from the Google console.
Gather around as we unveil Google’s vision for the future of gaming at #GDC19. Join us live 3/19 at 10 a.m. PT → https://t.co/rb6fN26PDi pic.twitter.com/Vd242KZAWO
— Google (@Google) March 12, 2019
Check out this concept art for the console’s controller.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 12, 2019
The console is expected to be a streaming-only box, and it’ll be interesting to see how well it’ll perform compared to the likes of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
I would love to see AAA video games brought to #Google‘s new console via streaming. It would be a solid next step for gaming. #GDC2019
— Johnny McNeil (@johnnymcneil) March 13, 2019
Right now, opinions on the console seem to be divided, with lots of people praising the move while others think it’s an unsustainable product.
I personally don’t think the industry can sustain 4 major consoles. A 3 console ecosystem works well, and I don’t think there’s room for a 4th.
I don’t expect the Google console to move the needle.
— John, FFVI Superfan ? PAX East (@mistermegative) March 12, 2019
How do you feel about the Google console? I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to find out more about Google’s plans.
Featured Image Credit: Sarang Sheth