Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:19pm 13/03/19 | 2 Comments
With March 19, 2019 10AM PDT (which would be, err, March 20, 2019 4AM AEDT) as the date and time Google is set to go all game on us with some sort of reveal at GDC. Or, the Game Developers Conference. Anywho, the global internet and tech giant released a little teaser video to set the scene.
Which is all about various tunnels and locations from caves to fantasy forests to airships and hallways and other places one might find in a videogame. So then, what could it all mean? Well, odds are the long rumoured Google streaming service dedicated to video games. Which, it held a technical test for last year with Ubisoft and the release of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Odds are it's something like that.
Over this past weekend a patent for a Google controller was made known all over the place, with Twitter user Reps creating the following - and quite scary - mock-up.
In that it looks terrible. According to sources it's simply a configuration and wouldn't reflect what any actual Google controller might look like. But, in simply looking at the number of buttons and interface options - the similarity to PlayStation and Xbox style pads points to a potential streaming service that will feature modern blockbuster titles.
Interestingly, in the lead-up to the event veteran ex-Ubisoft producer and former EA employee that worked on Star Wars projects, Jade Raymond, has joined Google as a vice president. And we'll probably find out what's she's vice president of - at GDC next week.