In the midst of the approaching Google Stadia streaming service that is scheduled to roll out next month in November, Google is also looking to tackle traditional game searching on it search engine with a new algorithm for how you look up games when using Google. In a report from Search Engine Journal, the SEO-focused outlet reveals that Google has been discovered to be testing a new user interface for searching video games.
This new look for searching video games is shown to have a sidebar with a tangent of different tabs that can organize details about the game such as, gameplay, reviews, story, and even music licensed through the project. You can view an image of the interface below:
Looking that users currently cannot reproduce the search alike the image on Reddit, this illustrates that the picture is a test of Google experimenting with a new way for players to learn about the game they are respectfully searching for. Atop of the well mannered layout, this new interface is suggested to also direct searchers to websites/articles related to the searched game which will bring more traffic to these domains in contrast to how Google is currently set up.
Posters on the Reddit share that this new test is set to align with the upcoming release of Google Stadia, which does look to be a well-timed project for the tech giant. Delving into this new project could work well for those who decide to covert to Stadia down the line as the search engine is integrated into the streaming service.
Would you use this new search interface if it fully solidifies into Google Chrome?
Source: Search Engine Journal