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Google game console

March 13, 2019.

Google gaming console controller.

Unverified image circulating on the Net. © X.

All the signs suggest that Google might present a game console at the Game Developers Conference taking place March 18 to 22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. First clue: Google published a video on YouTube that promises to reveal its “vision of the future of gaming” on March 19. Second clue: Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of Google’s Hardware division, promoted the video on Twitter. In addition, we already know that Google is working on a streaming game platform, Project Stream, a service similar to GeForce Now. A demonstration of its handling with the game Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was presented last October. Finally, we also know that Google has filed a patent for a game controller. All this leads us to hypothesize that a connected console based on Project Stream will be unveiled. What’s more, Montreal’s Jade Raymond, who was managing the Star Wars franchise at Electronic Arts, formerly of Ubisoft Montreal, announced Tuesday that she was joining Google as vice president.

Engadget, “Google hires ‘Assassin’s Creed’ lead Jade Raymond to help its big gaming push.”

Ars Technica, “All signs point to a Google game console announcement at GDC.”