We had some idea that was coming. In June, Google released a handful of developer tools designed to make Google Assistant more capable. As part of that update, it announced Continuous Match mode, which allows the device’s mic to stay open temporarily instead of listening only after the Assistant finishes talking. Google said it would allow for more realistic conversations going forward with the Assistant and allow for some fun interactions.
At the time, we learned that internet game maker Coolgames was using the Continuous Match feature to create the new Cut out a drawing activities. That game kicks off on Google’s smart displays today. You get to understand what’s drawn on the screen as fast as you can, and be able to compete in real time with other players or just challenge yourself.
Since Google makes it easier for developers to work with the Assistant and everyone looks for new activities at home, the company says this is just the beginning. We can expect new titles to arrive throughout the year.