Google never ceases to amaze us. This time it has a great news for the gaming population. We heard rumors earlier this year that Google was developing a game-streaming service. It seems that those rumors were genuine.
The search engine giant launched “Project Stream” on October 1. No wonder Google calls this program as a technical test to check the compatibility of Chrome and the game streaming, it is evident that this is the base technology for a game-streaming service.
To up the ante, Google unveiled this test in collaboration with Ubisoft, a French publisher under the title of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and giving a handful number of players unrestricted access to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey during the test. You can sign up for the test that will start on October 5.
The search engine giant will welcome a limited number of partakers to play the game in Chrome for free. However, there are some conditions to participate in the test. It’s been said that only Beta participants are eligible for this test.
The “Project Stream” will enable users to play complete console and PC games via Chrome browser without ever needing for a console hardware or gaming console. Thanks to cloud technology!
Guidelines to Sign Up for the Project Stream Beta
Here is what all you will require to be eligible for the beta:
- A Ubisoft If you don’t have please create it.
- Google Chrome updated to version 69 at least. (By the way, why don’t you always update Chrome?)
- A Google Account (excluding certain managed Google accounts, like Google for Education or Google accounts)
- You have to be located in the U.S.
- A secure internet connection with minimum 25mbps download speeds.
- A mouse or a gaming controller—not compulsory, but Google suggests these instead of using your laptop’s touchpad.
Assuming that you get in the test, you do not have to own a copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to participate in the Project Stream beta. As Google suggests beta test spots are limited, and Google may further limit how many users can access the service at any given time.
It doesn’t end here. Once the beta testing ends in mid-January, the players won’t be able to access the game anymore. If you manage to get in, you’ll also be playing further limited version of the game as compared to the ones who went out and technically purchased. However, you won’t be able to make microtransactions for in-game items. I don’t think it is the worst problem to have.
Talking about the game’s quality, the revealed footage reveals that Google’s service can pull off 1080p gameplay at 60fps. Whether will be able or will not be able to exceed past that into higher resolutions or frame rates, we will for sure let you know if (and when) we get into the beta.