Google Makes Its Awaited Debut in the Gaming Industry
Twitch has been on the forefront of developing its own game streaming service since Amazon acquired it in 2014. But if reports released today are anything to go by, Google might just beat them to it. The Search Engine Giant, Google, is reportedly looking into developing a game streaming service. The service is expected to work on a Google-made console or a Google-based platform. This will put Google in competition with Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Yeti (Google’s service) is expected to allow users to stream games from a Google server. This is different from what the tech giants’ competitors have in the market. On all platforms, users stream the games from servers. The platform, similar to Microsoft, gives users a pass for a small fee. These passes then grant you access to unlimited games in a pre-chosen game title.
From these reports, it’s expected that Yeti will need large computing power, which will leverage Google servers. This will, in turn, affect the user’s experience based on the speed of their internet connections. The only case where such access has had success is Casino Whizz Online Casino & Slot Review Site. Their Amazon competitors have an in-house infrastructure which is expected to host the game streaming service by Twitch. The Amazon Web Services, which handles cloud computing, is expected to play host to Twitch’s streaming platform. With the above, it is likely that Google will focus its attention on providing a console.
And if that scenario launches, Google would need to change its approach towards the platform. For Google to succeed in this industry, they will likely need games exclusive to their platform. This will not be easy, as all existing services already do this.
It is clear that Google has explored gaming for years, but never put anything in play to compete with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. The tech giant’s own mobile operating system is Android. It recently became the most used and affordable OS. They also own Chromecast and YouTube. Chromecast is a low-cost and accessible gaming platform. Google also made YouTube the platform that gives gamers access to pre-recorded gaming videos.
While Google has never given gaming the required resources and attention, it is clear with the Yeti, they are setting their goals. This is in line with the buzz Google created a few weeks ago when they hired gaming industry veteran, Phil Harrison. A former executive of both PlayStation and Xbox, Harrison’s experience will be vital in helping Google navigate this gaming industry.
The general workings of a game streaming service, limit the ‘fun experience.’ While fast internet connections is a sure requirement, gamers can only hope that the developers have games for high-end gaming computers. Yeti will need to handle video streaming to the user, relay controller inputs to the game and vice versa flawlessly. This means that the platform will have to run at almost zero lag time. The restraints put by ISPs may affect the user’s experience.
We hope that by the time Google does release Yeti, all these concerns will be retired. Additionally, we hope you enjoyed this promoted as much as we did!