Google is reportedly building a cloud game streaming service called 'Yeti'

Google is reportedly building a cloud game streaming service called 'Yeti'

According to the report from The Information, the subscription-based game streaming service is being referred to internally as Yeti. Sony has its own exclusive games, and Xbox has their own. The choice of executives - Mario Queiroz, VP of product management, and Majd Bakar, VP of engineering - point to the more possibility of a new console experience.

X The service would work either on a Chromecast device or a Google-made console.

Game streaming removes the need to purchase expensive video game hardware, since all the game processing is done in the cloud. While you do get some free games along with the subscription, you still have to purchase most of the games.

It's not clear how Google's service would work, or how much it will cost customers.

Google has already had discussions with some game developers but now, it is unclear whether or not the company has managed to secure any games for the service.

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"Excited to be able to share that today I've started a new role as Vice President and GM of Google", Harrison announced in a tweet. His team designs the Pixel smartphones, Chromebooks, Home speakers and Daydream VR headsets.

It's possible Google could be planning to reveal the still-unannounced device on stage at this year's I/O, which is set for May 8th to the 10th, 2018.

The Information reports that the service has been in development for over two years, and almost saw the light of day over the holidays.

The immediate knee-jerk reaction to this news is to believe that Google has likely designed a proper Chromecast console - one that can play Android TV games and stream video content from sources like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. Harrison also worked for Microsoft Corp's Xbox group for three years.

A similar service to what this sounds like would be NVIDIA's GeForce NOW, which makes PC games streamable and playable via the cloud.

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