It certainly looks that way, after snapping up ex-SCEA man Mark DeLoura, to be their ‘developer advocate’ man for gaming, their first hiring for that area. Will he be working on Android games? Google TV console compatibility? Google tablet gaming?
It's unknown what area he'll be focused on, but he told gaming site Gamasutra that he "personally feel[s]that Google hiring someone specifically to focus on games is a signal from the company that they recognise the growing importance of games as a medium."
At Sony, he was the manager of developer relations, so is certainly well-placed to handle the increasing interest in the various platforms Google's got its fingers stuck in. [Gamasutra via CasualGaming via TechRadar]