Google reportedly planning streaming platform, gaming hardwareRumored gaming initiatives could include developer partnerships or outright acquisitionsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 28th June 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGoogleIt seems as though Google is connected to everything technology these days, but its presence in gaming has been muted in comparison to the rest of its reach. That may change according to a report that says the company may be plotting a new streaming platform and related gaming hardware.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games According to Kotaku, multiple sources in the know have described meetings by Google at GDC and E3 with major gaming companies and developers about its planned streaming platform. The platform, code-named Yeti, was first rumored back in February. Those meetings apparently also included discussion of enticing development studios to its platform, or possibly outright acquiring them outright.As described, Yeti would be able to play games with high PC requirements on low-end PCs by letting more powerful computers elsewhere do the work while the player streamed the game. This could possibly couple with the rumored hardware Google is developing, though details on how that would work were even more scarce.The report is careful to note that Google has often moved in ineffectual bursts when it came to gaming initiatives, such as its reported gaming console back in 2013. That said, the company did recently hire Phil Harrison, an executive who spent 16 years at PlayStation (including launching the original console) and three as corporate VP for Xbox. His new role will see him working on an unknown new business that he referred to as an “extremely special opportunity.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSix additional staff leave Stadia to join Haven StudiosFormer Stadia Games and Entertainment GM Sebastien Puel is a co-founder of Jade Raymond’s new ventureBy Danielle Partis 6 days agoStadia head of product has departed GoogleJohn Justice had joined the company in 2019 By Marie Dealessandri 7 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.