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


The company today announced Project Stream, its take on making game streaming with only your browser a reality.

Initially, Project Stream will only let users play the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey - interestingly, though, players will do so entirely through the Chrome browser; it sounds like there won't be a need to install any third-party clients.

Select people have an opportunity to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free this week through Google's new "Project Stream" service. AAA video games are far more complicated to stream than a movie or TV show, offering dense worlds of animation and input-sensitive information.

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Console quality video game play streamed online as a service, hosted on servers in the internet cloud, faces challenges including moving data quickly enough to avoid lags in action or imagery. Can Google slay the beast that has defeated so many others in the past? It saves users from taking up hardware space with large video games (which can sometimes be larger than 100 GBs) and opens up the possibility of services that allow players to play games for a limited time on a subscription basis.

Game streaming is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now, and the world's racing to flawless it.

You can apply to be part of the initial test - which will start on October 5 - by clicking the button below. To put it through its paces, it will be using Assassin's Creed Odyssey upon release on October 5. Streaming direct and interactive via Chrome, they'll be showcasing their tech with the ever-photogenic Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

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Google said anyone wanting to try the service needs a home internet connections 'capable of 25 megabits per second'.

In their own words, here is Google describing the massive scope of Project Stream.

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