Google - GDC 2019 Teaser

What do you think Google’s gaming hardware will be?

  • Actual console

    Votes: 147 9.9%
  • Streaming box

    Votes: 792 53.5%
  • Both

    Votes: 498 33.7%
  • Controller

    Votes: 42 2.8%

  • Total voters
    1,479

Dwebble

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,176
Interesting. Looking forward to seeing what they've got.

Wonder if the Gather Round slogan's telling of their plans- multiplayer-focused streaming box, maybe?
 

WestEgg

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,809
So... say Google becomes a legitimate contender:

1. Can the market support more than 3 mass market console manufacturers?

2. Who has the most to fear from them?
 

mentallyinept

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,498
As with so many things, Google may not be the first out of the gate on any given opportunity, but given time, they will eat your damned lunch if you aren't named Apple or Amazon.

Gamers are a fickle audience though; much more so than most. So they will have to make something truly compelling for enthusiasts to give a fuck.
 

Anacaona

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
844
Now Google, then Amazon and then Apple.

Will the video game market adopt the Netflix model?
 

J-Skee

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,935
They're really going full steam ahead with this. Has the market ever had four major players at the same time? Sega didn't last long at all last time that happened. Or did the Dreamcast die before the Xbox came out?
 

ASaiyan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,912
Yup, that is definitely the "idea" of video games, lol.

At this point I'm quite interested to see what this ultimately turns out to be. My money's still on an AAA streaming device though.
 

Platy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,258
Brazil
That space door ... what was that conference that was based on a spaceship flying to different planets?
Was that the japanese Playstation one? That space door was a LOT like the one used on that conference. wonder if it is a stock film xD
 

low-G

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,888
Definitely looks like a traditional games type messaging. This will be interesting.
 

InfinityDOK

Member
Dec 3, 2018
412
Unlike some I am actually willing to give google a chance, hope to see some good things from them at GDC
 

DMVfan123

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
5,887
Virginia
Those don't look like mobile games...
Hyped for this event, I welcome more competition into the console space with open arms (as a Playstation fan especially, keeps Sony from being complacent next gen)
 

FluxWaveZ

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,584
Expectation that they won't have a significant impact on the current home console environment. But this is apparently what people thought when Microsoft and even Sony entered the ring, so we'll see.