Google Has Announced A Service Which Lets You Stream Games In Chrome

Google has made some serious steps into the gaming world with it’s newly-announced streaming service, and they need you to test it!

Confirming the news via its blog, Google writes: “We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming. For this test, we’re going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming—a blockbuster video game.

“We’ve partnered with one of the most innovative and successful video game publishers, Ubisoft, to stream their soon-to-be released Assassin’s Creed Odyssey® to your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop. Starting on October 5, a limited number of participants will get to play the latest in this best-selling franchise at no charge for the duration of the Project Stream test.”

Yep, you’ll be able to play the new Assassin’s Creed Odyssey completely free of charge while you test out Project Stream, but there’s a couple of catches (which you can read in full here).

Most importantly, you have to live in the US, be at least 17 years old, and you’ll need a decent internet connection speed (at least 25mb per second).  If that’s you then you can apply right here.

The idea of streaming AAA games might strike fear into your heart – especially if you tried out PlayStation’s streaming service, but it looks like Google is working hard to give us the best experience possible in a browser.

The Google blog adds: “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.

“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.”

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Will you be applying to test Project Stream?