Google's 'Project Stream' will let you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome

Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome

In partnership with Ubisoft, the search giant is planning on bringing Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your home via the Chrome browser.

Select people have an opportunity to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free this week through Google's new "Project Stream" service.

"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", says Ubisoft.

"We're going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming - a blockbuster video game", Google product manager Catherine Hsiao said in a blog post.

While the Assassins Creed series has seen some changes over the past few entries, Assassins Creed Odyssey blows things right open.

The ultimate challenge for streaming games is minimal, consistent latency. Be sure to check back soon for more guides, or sound off in the comments with a question and we'll do our best to get you an answer.

Google recognises that while users are content with a little bit of buffering when streaming TV or movies, that won't be the case when streaming video games.

Conenamed Yeti and now called Project Stream, it turns any laptop or desktop with a high speed connection into a machine capable of runnign the latest hit games.

Project Stream will be having a closed technical test this year, which you can register for on the Project Stream website. In order to access Project Stream you need to be residing in the USA and have a 25Mbps connection along with a computer running Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, or Linux. Nvidia is currently running a beta of its GeForce Now game streaming service. According to The Information, the search giant is planning for a serious foray into game streaming, which is now a nascent market.

Both Google and Ubisoft made individual announcements on the subject, focusing on the technological advancements that make streaming a game like Odyssey on a web browser possible.

It was rumored several years ago that YouTube may be seeking the purchase of rival Twitch, a dedicated live stream platform.

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