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Google teases GDC reveal

Tech giant promises "all will be revealed" at Game Developers Conference keynote address next month

Google is raising expectations for its Game Developers Conference showing, today sending out a round of invitations to a GDC keynote address at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on March 19.

The invitation includes a .gif image of a hallway with a white light at the end of it that becomes blinding before displaying the date of the keynote and the slogan "Gather around."

"All will be revealed at the Google Keynote," the invitation promises. "10:00am on March 19, 2019. Find us in Moscone South, San Francisco."

As for what could be revealed, Google has reportedly been working on game streaming technology for some time. A little over a year ago, it was said to be working on a project code-named Yeti, a subscription streaming service that would either work on Chromecast devices, or with a new Google console. It was then reported that Google hosted meetings at GDC 2018 and E3 2018 with a variety of gaming companies and developers to generate support for the platform (including through acquisition).

Google tried out its streaming tech last fall with Project Stream, a beta test that allowed participants to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in a Google Chrome browser. That test ended earlier this year, and visitors to the Project Stream website are now asked to give their email address in order to receive news and promotions related to the tech.

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.