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What Is Google Yeti And Can It Rival Playstation, Xbox One And Nintendo Switch?

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GOOGLE is planning to launch their very own games console to break into the gamer market.

The Internet giant is looking to revolutionise home gaming with a device that streams games via the Internet – much in the same way as PlayStation Now. Here’s all you need to know.

Credit: SiliconValleyStock / Alamy Stock Photo Google may launch a new games console to rival the market leaders

What is Google Yeti?

Yeti is supposedly Google’s “Netflix for Games”, where games are hosted on remote servers and then streamed to your televisions via a piece of dedicated hardware.

This would operate under a subscription service which will include zero downloads and would let you play any of the games in the entire collection.

Although PlayStation already has their own streaming platform, Google could have an edge over competitors due to the ubiquity of ChromeCast.

A Reuters news report said: “The plan that Google has been working on involves use of its cloud servers to broadcast the games to users over the internet.

“Google has discussed Yeti with game developers, but it is unclear whether any of them will develop a game specifically for Yeti or only make existing streamed games available.”

Alamy Chrome will be really important for Yeti moving forward

When will Google Yeti be released?

It’s not yet clear when Google Yeti will be released as it’s not officially been revealed yet.

Google, however, has hired former PlayStation and Xbox executive Phil Harrison to head up the venture.

He tweeted last month: “Excited to be able to share that today I’ve started a new role as Vice President and GM of Google – and relocation (back) to California.”

I seems likely that we will hear more about Yeti on March 19, 2018, as it’s the Games Developers Conference in San Fransisco.

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