We're on the ground at GDC 2019 today in the lead up to Google's gaming event tomorrow, and we've got a chance to get the first look at what's likely to be the logo for the new product that makes up this big announcement. A game streaming service of some kind is surely in the cards, and we've reported that hardware will be involved too …
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Google's setting up shop on the second floor of Moscone West in San Francisco with several red logos that sort of look like 'S'. Could that stand for "Stream," like the company's recent "Project Stream" experiment? Google Stream, maybe? Or is it just a fancy logo that's meant to look like a WiFi icon? Or maybe it's a bit of a hint of Tilt Brush thrown in?
There's a couple of setups going on in San Fran. The first, on the street outside of Moscone, is basically just a big brand activation that shows off the history of gaming with various products and alluding to Google's big announcement tomorrow as the continuation of that gaming story. I would bet that this spot will be pretty popular for the photos after the announcement tomorrow, and it definitely catches the eye of the passing public
– Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) setup is indoors on the second floor of Moscone West, as mentioned. There are about a dozen televisions all set up at the moment teasing tomorrow's announcement. And the fact that there are so many TVs set up would suggest that after the announcement, we will be able to stop by here and check out the game streaming service / hardware in action
Also in this space are several cases that presumably will have some sort of hardware shown in them tomorrow. Unfortunately, at this point, we have no clue of what to expect. A controller + streaming dongle / Chromecast combo? A standalone console of some kind? We will have to wait for tomorrow, but either way, it seems Google's current enough of the hardware they want to show off.
– Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) March 18, 2019
Be sure to tune in here tomorrow for our full coverage of the event and the new streaming service & hardware. We're on the ground here in San Francisco and we're excited to see what Google has to show off at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Expect live livestream and live blog with more details as we learn them early tomorrow morning