Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Google Gets Ready to Test Its Game Streaming Service on the Browser

Google Gets Ready to Test Its Game Streaming Service on the Browser

For starters, the first game that can be played through Project Stream is Assassin's Creed Odyssey with the first batch of testers will be able to experience the game via Chrome starting from 5 October onwards.

"There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us".

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is now available to those who have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and Ubisoft has detailed its day-1 patch.

Gamer Streaming is gaining more and more popularity with Sony's PlayStation Now and Microsoft also looking to jump into the game streaming service. Project Stream's test program kicks off on October 5, which is also Odyssey's official launch date.

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"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".

The blog post makes it clear that this is just the beginning of a more substantial initiative which will see Google throw its hat into the ring in the gaming market. Google says the project is a "technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming". As one can expect, a good internet connection is suggested for all considering to take part (Google suggests 25 megabits per second). Other stipulations are that you have a Google account, a Ubisoft account, and PC/Mac/ChromeOS/Linux install of Chrome 69 or newer. The way Project Stream works is that it streams gameplay from a computer in the cloud while your PC sends the keyboard and mouse commands.

News of the potential return for multiplayer was revealed during an interview between Game Informer and Ubisoft CCO Serge Hascoet. Are you going to apply to the test?

These participants will have access to the game until mid-January of 2019 and Google will start sending out invitations soon for the next two months.

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