Google's game streaming beta lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free

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

Google's Project Stream Wants to Make Game Streaming Awesome

While plucky little outfit OnLive may have crashed and burnt in their early attempt to bring game streaming to the mass market, Sony have seen some success with their PlayStation Now service.

One of the perks of being a tester (besides being one of the first people to use what could very well be the future of gaming) will be the ability to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey on launch day - October 5, 2018 - for free. It has partnered with Ubisoft to build a demo of Project Stream around the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey running on Google's Project Stream. 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. It seems like there were actually some truth behind those rumors as today Google announced Project Stream. If you want to sign up, you can do so on the Project Stream website.

Many companies have tried to make game streaming a reality, but up until now, none of them have managed to catch on, with most failing altogether. It does run at 1080p/60fps, which at least means it's smooth.

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'For this test, we're going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming-a blockbuster video game'.

"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", project manager Catherine Hsiao wrote in the announcement. You'll need to be 17 or over, in the USA, and have an internet connection capable of at least 25 megabits per second.

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