Google has enlisted Ubisoft’s help in testing out its Project Stream service, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the first test subject.
It’s been rumoured for a while that Google is working on a game streaming service, and this week, the tech conglomerate made it official.
Called Project Stream, the new service aims to solve the problem of game streaming in the same way tech did the same for music, and video. A limited beta test will kick off on October 5, and will allow participants to stream the full version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey completely free.
Google’s plan is to have games be streamable through its Chrome web browser, and this first public test will test that capability. This first test is only available in the US, and there’s a limited number of slots.
Of course, latency is a more major concern in game streaming than it is in music and video. Google hopes to solve that problem. For this test, you’re going to need, at minimum, a connection rated at 25 megabits per second.
You can throw your name in the hat at the official Project Stream website.
The demo you see above shows the game running at 1080p, streamed at 60fps through Project Stream.
Those not interested in streaming can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 5.
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