Reports have been swirling around Google's development of a subscription-based game streaming service for several months.
"The incredible visual fidelity of its world combined with the mechanical demands of being a Spartan mercenary in Ancient Greece make "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" the flawless candidate to push Project Stream to its limits", Ubisoft said. While Google's gaming system is far from being officially launched, the company just unveiled what seems like the first steps towards that.
The company has partnered with Ubisoft to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey to the Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop.
The public test will be open to a limited number of participants based in the U.S. who have access to internet connections capable of 25 megabits per second.
However, the Project Stream test is only opened for users in the United States at the moment in which we hope will be extended to this side of the world in a not too distant future. Now, the latest company to dip its toes in the streaming games market is Google. By signing up for the Project Stream test run ahead of the start date, hopeful applicants can look to secure their spot in the Project Stream test. Players interested in helping test can apply through the official website.
Google's signup page for the Assassin's Creed Odyssey test asks applicants to share their email address and zip codes to potentially gain access to the test. You'll need a home internet connection capable of reaching speeds of at least 25 Mbps, and testers need to be 17 years old or older. But one thing we don't necessarily stream, are graphically intense video games of the AAA variety, because we have to worry about this little thing called latency.
Some may also be asking: why choose Assassin's Creed Odyssey as the game to show off the new tech?