No, this isn’t an Android platform Google is looking to imitate. We’ve had some of the craziest rumors right now with the PS5, Xbox Scarlet, and others but now Google has seen what the core gaming market is all about and looking to enter this.
The rumors don’t go into detail about what plans Google has but it can be multiple of things. It could be a Google console to go up against PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox. It could be a streaming platform which sounds like the most likely. Or it could well be that they want to bring developers under their wing as publishers instead. However what we do know about the rumor is that they are interested in the gaming market.
There was that thing going on a couple of years ago about Google acquiring twitch but was stolen right under their noses with Amazon swooping in. There is also currently the Android platform which is used by many hardware companies for games.
Recently, Google was at GDC trying to gauge interest by discussing their streaming platform by meeting with big video game companies. Currently, we know that is codenamed Yeti but this may not be what we are currently discussing with the recent rumors.
Either way, Google has increasingly grown interested in the video game market. It’s continuing to grow. We currently have Fortnite and who knows what is coming next. Could Google surprise us with something new? Let us know in the comments below!