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Google plans to stream Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to Project Stream beta testers

Google is entering the game streaming business

Google plans to stream Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to Project Stream beta testers

Google plans to stream Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to Project Stream beta testers

Google has officially confirmed their plans to begin beta testing their "Project Stream" technology, starting with a demanding use case, gaming. Unlike other video or audio streaming workloads, Gaming applications require low latency controller and display response times, making it an ideal workload when testing interactive streaming workloads. 

On October 5th, Google plans to allow beta testers to play a free copy of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, allowing the game to be played on both laptop and desktop-grade systems, assuming that the user has access to a low latency 25Mbps internet connection or faster. 

Below is a video which showcased 1080p 60FPS gameplay footage that was captured by a system using Google's Project Stream technology, with the captured footage offering steady gameplay with a few instances of micro stuttering. 

Project Stream appears to be Google's planned game streaming service, with the digital giant partnering with Ubisoft to stress test the service. Moving forward, Ubisoft may also be planning to develop a streaming-based games service, which will allow users to game without any expensive console or PC hardware.  
   

     Streaming media has transformed the way we consume music and video, making it easy to instantly access your favorite content. It’s a technically complex process that has come a long way in a few short years, but the next technical frontier for streaming will be much more demanding than video.

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.


Those who wish to participate in Google's Project Stream beta can apply here, though it is worth noting that this beta will be available exclusively within the US. Applicants must be seventeen or over and have an internet connection that is capable of 25 Mbps. Project Stream supports USB controllers and operates using Google's Chrome desktop browser. 

You can join the discussion on Google plans to give Project Stream beta testers access to Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on the OC3D Forums

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01-10-2018, 15:50:21

NeverBackDown
This will probably end up being the future, streaming video games for a monthly subscription. So it's pretty cool to see so quickly a massive title get this. Hopefully it works out well. I applied and will report back on itQuote

01-10-2018, 16:44:55

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
This will probably end up being the future, streaming video games for a monthly subscription. So it's pretty cool to see so quickly a massive title get this. Hopefully it works out well. I applied and will report back on it

I just hope the tech giants don;t end up removing the option of having local play, That would suck.Quote

01-10-2018, 17:07:08

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I just hope the tech giants don;t end up removing the option of having local play, That would suck.
Well I don't see them for a very long time not having physical, or at least downloadable, games for offline play. Especially for single player games.Quote

02-10-2018, 03:23:07

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
This will probably end up being the future, streaming video games for a monthly subscription. So it's pretty cool to see so quickly a massive title get this. Hopefully it works out well. I applied and will report back on it
We already had this with OnLive?Quote

02-10-2018, 03:58:34

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
We already had this with OnLive?
And yet it's pretty baren and dead. It's also not backed by a major corporate company that just simply has more market power and presence.Quote
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