Google Moving Into Video Games? – News Flash They’re Already There
I’ve seen a lot of speculation over the last few days regarding Google’s recent hiring of Phil Harrison. Who has worked with both Microsoft and Sony, as well as serving as an advisor and board member for companies such as Atari. While it’s easy to understand why the tech giants hiring this individual has people talking. It seems everyone is asking the same question. Is Google moving into video games? I find it funny that many people fail to realize. That Google is already involved with the video game market.
Google moving into video games, people are asking the wrong question
People often overlook just how much the tech giant already does within the realm of video games. The company’s Android platform hosts several titles. Games are also available from the Chrome web store also has a variety of titles. That can be played from the tech giants flagship browser. The company has even branched into the realm of virtual reality and continues to develop an augmented reality platform.
Instead of worrying about Google moving into video games. People need to realize that they’re already there. Not in the same way as Microsoft or Sony, I will admit though that Google Games Studio does have a nice ring to it. While I wouldn’t be surprised if Google announced the formation of its own game studio. I think the most likely scenarios here have to do with hardware.
The first scenario involves the company’s continued efforts with virtual reality. It’s no secret that Google has been working on virtual reality. The company already has it signature Daydream headset on the market. It was also recently announced that a new VR headset the Mirage Solo. A joint venture with Lenovo would be arriving on the market sometime this year. It’s possible that Phil Harrison was hired to work with the tech giants’ VR business.
The second scenario and this is the one I think is most likely. Is that Google brought him into work on their augmented reality platform ARCore. Phil Harrison has spoken in the past about how excited he is for augmented reality. I think this is the scenario that’s closest to reality. Of course, nothing can really be ruled out, especially since no one has really spoken in detail about the matter.
Fact is that we don’t know what going on. I’m sure that Google has been laughing at all the speculation that’s been going on. The only sure thing in all of this is that we won’t know what Google is working on until they tell us. Of course, a little speculation never hurts even if it’s not fact inquiring minds want to know.
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