Google's Project Stream Wants to Make Game Streaming Awesome

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Google's Project Stream Wants to Make Game Streaming Awesome

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. It has partnered with Ubisoft to build a demo of Project Stream around the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

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.

Google's new Project Stream will allow you to play AAA games via a browser stream.

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. Additional details that were listed on the site indicated that the test won't end with Assassin's Creed Odyssey seeing how people who are accepted into the Project Stream program will have access to the streaming service until mid-January. This isn't the first streaming platform announced for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, as a cloud version of the game was announced for the Nintendo Switch in Japan.

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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, ' it revealed.

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.

You must have or be willing to get a Google Account, a Ubisoft account, and Chrome.

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