Google will let you stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey from Chrome


'The idea of streaming such graphically-rich content that requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics on the screen poses a number of challenges, ' it revealed.

Google is testing a game-streaming service, dubbed Project Stream, that'll let you play PC games on Chrome. Still, you can register for access to Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Project Stream today, if you're feeling lucky. They're looking for people with internet speeds of 25Mb/s or higher.

This is Google's game streaming technology which it has been working on for some time now, trying to face down the challenges which it claims form the "next technical frontier for streaming", and will be much more demanding than pre-recorded video.

If you're eager for the chance to try Project Stream for yourself - or just play one of the best open-world games out there for the price of free - Google is offering sign-ups on Project Stream's site for USA citizens 17 and up. Game streaming on Google's end carries the same network requirements as 4K streaming on Netflix, so make sure your connection is at least 25 megabits per second. "When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation".

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"The incredible visual fidelity of its world combined with the mechanical demands of being a Spartan mercenary in Ancient Greece make "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" the ideal candidate to push Project Stream to its limits", Ubisoft said. Project Stream's test program kicks off on October 5, which is also Odyssey's official launch date. It is recommended that you have a wired USB controller or mouse, and that you don't try and play the game via laptop trackpad. In order to access Project Stream you need to be residing in the United States and have a 25Mbps connection along with a computer running Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, or Linux.

Streaming video games is yet another cool trend of 2018.

It was rumored several years ago that YouTube may be seeking the purchase of rival Twitch, a dedicated live stream platform. But the test is created to address the challenges of streaming the latest gaming content with little to no latency while maintaining the cutting-edge graphics.