Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is Playable Right Through Chrome, If Google Picks You

Todd Singleton
October 2, 2018

There's a very limited number of slots available for Project Stream, and testers will need to have a connection of 25 megabits per second or higher and reside in the United States.

We've seen some false starts for game streaming and the infrastructure isn't where it needs to be in much of the United States, but we'll get there eventually. We stream and stream.

Like video games? If so, you'll want to check out Google's Project Stream. To be clear: this is not a service where people can stream footage of themselves playing video games like Twitch, it's a service that lets people play games without downloading them by streaming them over the internet.

The two firms will allow Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop.

It said the massive technical challenges in the trial mean access will be limited.

The point of this testing is to stream "graphically-rich" content that as Google puts it, "requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics", to try and do so with milliseconds of latency and no graphic degradation.

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Requirements outlined by Google include users to be United States residents that are 17 or older, a computer with an internet connection capable of 25 megabits per second, a controller or mouse and keyboard for input, as well as a Google account, an Ubisoft account, and the Google Chrome web browser.

NVIDIA has, of course, offered game streaming for several years with GeForce Now, but it hasn't exactly caught on.

Many companies have tried to make game streaming a reality, but up until now, none of them have managed to catch on, with most failing altogether.

The firm met with big video game companies at the Game Developers Conference in March and took meetings at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, it has been claimed.

Google hired Microsoft and Sony gaming veteran Phil Harrison to head a yet undisclosed division in January.

As for Ubisoft, the company believes there's "tremendous potential" in streaming.

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