Google has released a gameplay clip showcasing the capabilities of Project Stream, a platform it hopes will be able to take on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Instead of releasing a physical console, Google instead hopes to allow people to stream games directly through the Chrome browsers. Here, Google has teamed up with Ubisoft so test the streaming capabilities of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
“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,” says Google. “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.”
A limited number of participants will be able to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at no charge through Project Stream as early as 5 October.
Google says there are currently limited spaces available for Project Stream, but if you’re interested in participating, you can apply on its website.Project Stream is geared toward home internet connections capable of 25 megabits per second, and you must be 17 years or older and live in the U.S. to participate.