The same report also said there could be some sort of YouTube integration to help players through difficult sections of a game, potentially pulling up walkthrough videos to watch along with as they attempt to replicate them. We’ve seen other companies, including Sony, try similar ideas — the PlayStation 4’s “Share Play” feature can allow another player to temporarily take over your console and play certain areas for you.
As it will likely be a streaming-only device, this could help to get the price down on the actual hardware unit. Given that many players own multiple systems already — which take up considerable shelf space — a small and cheap addition could still have a place in a crowded gaming setup.
There was a report last summer by Kotaku that Google representatives held meetings with large game companies over Project Yeti. With the planned press event at GDC 2019, Google might be revealing not only a new console and game streaming service, but also which studios have signed on to have their games included in the catalog.