Everything You Need To Know About Google’s ‘Future Of Gaming’ Unveil
When it comes to gaming, you can’t look past the Game Developers Conference. Attracting the top echelon of gaming’s designers, producers, artists and programmers, the event has come to be seen as the biggest five-days of the gaming calendar.
While there’s no shortage of noteworthy presentations and keynote speakers at the GDC event, it looks like all eyes will be on Google. Having recently released a teaser for their upcoming announcement at next week’s event, gaming fiends have been breathing heavy with anticipation. Sure, the teaser doesn’t reveal much, but it certainly looks like Google will be making their biggest push into the gaming sphere and that means big things are coming.
With that in mind, here’s everything to know about their unveil at GDC 2019.
What is it?
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event. Bringing together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry, the event runs for five days and encourages education, inspiration and networking.
Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.
Given the teaser trailer from Google, the event is shaping up to be one of the biggest announcements the company has ever made at the conference, along with what might be their biggest push into the gaming sphere.
When is it?
The Google GDC Keynote kicks off on March 19. The event will be taking place at the Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco and can be streamed on 9to5Google.
What can you expect?
For the past year, it’s believed that Google has been working on a game streaming service. Back in October 2018, Project Stream seemed to confirm the rumours, suggesting that Google has the streaming technology in-development, with a public beta of ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.’
It’s since been reported that the Google event at GDC 2019 will see the company unveil new hardware as well as the new streaming service. A video teaser released by the company in the lead-up to the event features various arenas and staging points, commonly associated with the start of a game.
Rendered scenes involve a generic stadium, concert stage, race garage, airborne jump, and spaceship hangar, with the first point-of-view shot accelerating users forward at the end of the clip. The date of the event then flashes, with Google inviting users to “Gather around.”
While the teaser doesn’t give too much away in terms of what Google’s vision of the gaming future is, the company’s SVP of Hardware Rick Osterloh also tweeted about the event. This seems to indicate that the company will also be launching some kind of gaming hardware. Such rumours were only intensified by Google posting a placeholder page for the announcement on the Google Store, seemingly confirming that there will be some sort of physical device that will be announced next week.