Google reportedly working on video game streaming service called 'Yeti'

Google Gaming

Google Gaming

It's now under development, under the code name Yeti, and that Google is putting quite a bit of investment into it. If it does, it may be through a new service that's now codenamed "Yeti".

This service is said to be bundled with an in-house gaming console or on its existing Chromecast device, according to a report by The Information (via ArsTechnica). Rather, it will just need to be powerful enough to stream a game over the internet.

Codenamed Yeti, The Verge has described the service as something similar to "Netflix for games" and everything would be streamed from Google servers. It will be subscription-based, though how much it's going to cost is anyone's guess right now.

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Google also reportedly began tinkering with the its own game console and controller, which would make it easier to connect a controller as opposed to using a Chromecast. However, if Yeti is meant to work with a Chromecast, that leads us to believe the company already has potentially millions of "consoles" already set up in homes across the world.

With the gaming industry now valued at around $110 billion, it is no surprise that Google would want a bigger slice of the pie as figures continue to grow. It's possible that Google is trying to get some exclusive games for the service or simply trying to get as many titles as possible available right out of the gate to help grab attention.

Although game streaming has many advantages over downloads or physical games, it also has a few limitations.

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Providing Google does end up building a console, it won't directly compete with the likes of the PS4 or the Xbox One.

According to a new report from The Information, Google's been working on a project called "Yeti" for over two years. Nonetheless, this move could give video game streaming the shot in the arm it needs.

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