Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Google's 'Project Stream' will let you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome

Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome Google's Project Stream Wants to Make Game Streaming Awesome
Diane Mills | 02 October, 2018, 14:17

A Google logo in an office building in Zurich September 5, 2018.

If Google manages to crack the code on browser-based game streaming, through the most-used web browser in the U.S., it could have massive implications on the gaming industry. If you're setting out to solve some of game streaming's big problems, you might as well make it a trial by fire, right?

Google's plan is to have games be streamable through its Chrome web browser, and this first public test will test that capability. Project Stream's test program kicks off on October 5, which is also Odyssey's official launch date.

Project Stream is a new video game streaming service that Google is testing, and you can test yourself if you're lucky.

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Officially announced on the Google blog here, the unimaginatively named Project Stream claims it can push high-end games from Google's servers directly onto your browser screen with minimal lag. While the idea and objective of Project Stream might sound simple, Project Stream is still quite a technical endeavor. Electronic Arts, Nvidia, Microsoft, and Sony are all developing their own cloud gaming services, too.

To qualify for the trial you must be 17 years or older and live in the United States of America and have a reliable 25Mbps internet connection to your home. You'll need a "reliable" internet connection - Google recommends at least 25Mbps - Google and Ubisoft accounts, and a desktop or laptop computer with Chrome version 69 or higher installed.

It's no coincidence then that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been talking up the benefits of game streaming prior to this announcement, going as far as to say the PS5 and next Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.

There are limited spaces available for Project Stream, but if you're interested in participating, you can apply on our website.

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