Saturday, 17 November, 2018


Google announces "Project Stream"-a "test" of game streaming in Chrome"

Assassins-Creed-Odyssey-1024x576 Google announces "Project Stream"-a "test" of game streaming in Chrome"
Hannah Rogers | 02 October, 2018, 05:42

However to kickstart things, Google has opted for streaming a video game and has partnered with Ubisoft to test the streaming capabilities of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Back in February, Google was rumored to be seeking interest in the gaming market, with a brand new streaming service that would eventually be called Project Yeti, The project was apparently created to allow for quality game streaming at 1080p and 60 frames per second with minimal technical hiccups in Chrome. These are issues that now make streaming games frustrating and a hurdle for many, considering the size and scope of larger, blockbuster games like the latest "Assassin's Creed". "When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation". Oh, and that they're at least 17 years old (mature content, duh).

OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action. If you want to be part of that potential sea change, sign up right here. We already know that Yeti will have a focus on cloud-based streaming, so it only seems logical that Project Stream is our first introduction to that. Streaming direct and interactive via Chrome, they'll be showcasing their tech with the ever-photogenic Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Participants will be able to stream this week's Assassin's Creed Odyssey on their desktop or laptop via Chrome.

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

It's no coincidence then that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been talking up the benefits of game streaming prior to this announcement, going as far as to say the PS5 and next Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.

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