Google is intending to hold a baffling gaming-related event at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next month. Google has begun emailing invites to members from the media today, inviting them to “gather around” for a Google keynote that simply promises “all will be revealed” on March 19th at 10AM PT/1PM ET. Google’s cryptic invite includes an animated GIF with an expansion of light in a hallway.
Google typically partakes at GDC with developer-focused events that give the most recent updates and changes for Android game developers. This year’s Google keynote is clearly going to be different, and the organization needs everybody to know it’s accomplishing something other than what’s expected this time.
Google has been taking a shot at its Project Stream service in the course of recent months, which allows Chrome users to stream games in their browser. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the first and only game to be tested publicly using Google’s service, and all things considered, the organization has more to state about Project Stream next month. Google’s public tests finished a month ago, and the organization may be ready to detail its plans to make this into a full game streaming service.
Google will face competition from Sony, Nvidia, Microsoft, and even Amazon. Microsoft is planning its own xCloud game streaming service, with public trials scheduled for later this year. Amazon likewise seems, by all accounts, to be readying a similar service, while both Nvidia and Sony are already streaming games over the internet. The Verge will go to Google’s special keynote, so stay tuned for more details on March 19th.