Assuming that’s what they’re doing.
Google has been really coy about what it plans to unveil at this year’s Game Developers Conference. They sent mysterious invites out, a patent for a game controller surfaced, and now they’ve released an interesting video. The video doesn’t reveal much, but it does show several scenes that could very easily be parts of games. At the end there’s a little sound that could be their chime for a game console, which is the prevailing rumor. The video description reveals that the presentation will happen on March 19, 2019 at 10 AM PDT when they “unveil Google’s vision for the future of gaming.”
For three reasons: one, Google isn’t in the business of making games. They’re in the business of spying on their users and then selling the info to third parties. Two, they definitely aren’t in the business of making hardware, like game consoles (or social monitoring/compliance equipment for the People’s Republic of China). Three, Google is probably going to be spending 2021 explaining to Congress why they shouldn’t be rendered down to a heap of forcibly dis-articulated companies, so it’s probably not very wise of them to diversify their focus right now.
PS: Oh HECK no I’m not buying it. I am considerably less paranoid about this stuff than a lot of people, and it’s still raising alarm bells in my head.