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

Starting on October 5, Google will unleash the test on a limited amount of would-be testers that have signed up through its registration web page.

Google is testing a game-streaming service, dubbed Project Stream, that'll let you play PC games on Chrome.

What's the ultimate goal of Project Stream? The team is asking for home users with connections of 25Mb / second and who are at least 17 living in the US.

Google's signup page for the Assassin's Creed Odyssey test asks applicants to share their email address and zip codes to potentially gain access to the test. To put it through its paces, it will be using Assassin's Creed Odyssey upon release on October 5.

While still a test, the service does not seem to be restricted to video game streaming as the project is advertised as "a test of Google's streaming technologies in the US".

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

In our review of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, we called the game "Amazing" saying, "While there are definite rough edges, Odyssey sets a new bar for Assassin's Creed games and holds its own in the eternal debate over the best open-world roleplaying games ever".

OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action. Unlike video, a game requires extremely low latency for direct control of the experience in real time.

Google spends the rest of its announcement blog post detailing the difficulties in streaming interactive content at such fidelity (i.e. a blockbuster video game) with the near-zero latency required for interactivity.

New, big-production games also often require some expensive hardware to play them, but if players can stream the games, those requirements can be offloaded on the stream host, so Google's setup would be handling all the processing. All you need is an internet connection of 25Mbs or higher and a desktop or laptop with Google Chrome.

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