- For the first time, official Google representatives referenced Google “Yeti,” the alleged gaming service.
- The reference appears in Chromium code and appears to refer to audio/video sync issues.
- While Google “Yeti” is still a mystery, it looks like it is, at the very least, a real thing.
Back in February, we heard rumors about a supposed gaming service from Google, codenamed “Yeti.” Since that rumor broke, we haven’t heard much else about the Yeti project, which seems to be a game streaming service akin to PlayStation Now and Nvidia GeForce Now.
The code snippet is reposted below:
While the code and the messages there might seem confusing, it appears that what’s getting discussed here is the sync of audio and video elements connected to a Chromecast. Obviously, if the audio and video are not synced together it can be a real pain to watch media content — or play video games. Judging from this conversation here, it seems that the Yeti team has a preferred limit for how much audio and video can be out of sync before it becomes noticeable.
Google reportedly developing a game streaming service codenamed ‘Yeti’
Anonymous informants who claim to have inside knowledge at Google are reporting that the company is secretly working on a streaming service focused on gaming. Codenamed “Yeti”, the service would ostensibly enable gaming without downloading …
This may all seem kind of pointless, but this is notable for one simple reason: we now have verifiable, public proof that Google Yeti is a real thing. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what it is, when we’ll see a release, or any other important details about the mysterious service. But the service does exist!
If Google were to release a game streaming service that worked within Chromium (and thus, within the Google Chrome browser), it could cause a serious shake-up within the $105 billion gaming industry, an area where Google has remained notably absent.
What do you think? Let us know your Yeti theories in the comments.
September 14, 2018 at 12:21PM