Google set to unveil video game surprise next week

Not much is known about what’s in store, but it features Jade Raymond

Until now, Google has been tight-lipped about what it might be planning for the video game market. There have been rumors that the tech giant could be looking at a video game streaming service, but there have been more questions than answers. There is still not a clear picture of what’s coming; however, Google is expected to reveal whatever it is at next week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). The “it” will most likely be a game-changer, as it is expected to include well-known video game producer and founder of Ubisoft Toronto Jade Raymond.

In a teaser about its video game project, Google only offers some standard scenes found in many games – sci-fi corridors, forests, football dugouts and castles. The company has also revealed, only because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is public, a “Project Stream” game controller. The controller is similar to most other controllers and the patent filed for the controller is more geared toward notifications than the design. It can reportedly let the player known when he or she receives an invitation or chat request, or when a high score is beaten by someone else.

Google has tapped Raymond to be part of the development and this means that there’s a very good chance that whatever “it” is will be incredible. Raymond is behind Assassin’s Creed and spent more than ten years with Ubisoft. She has reportedly been tapped to be a VP at Google, but there has yet to be more details released. The only thing Raymond will say is, “I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!”

Raymond got her start in video games in 1998 and was the founder of the R&D department for Sony Online. She has previously said that she wanted to create a “blockbuster-sized project,” and it looks like she may have finally fulfilled her dreams. The world will know when Google makes its big reveal at the GDC on March 19.

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