Like video games? If so, you’ll want to check out Google’s Project Stream.
Project Stream is a new effort by Google to stream high-quality video games to your Chrome browser. Google will test Project Stream starting on October 5th, letting participants play the new AAA title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free during the trial.
The Project Stream title will only be open to a limited number of participants. You’ll need a “reliable” internet connection — Google recommends at least 25Mbps — Google and Ubisoft accounts, and a desktop or laptop computer with Chrome version 69 or higher installed. The Project Stream test will work on Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux, and supports wired USB controllers and external mice.
If you’re interested in participating in the Project Stream test, you can apply right here. The trial is expected to run until mid-January.
Project Stream sounds like an interesting effort from Google. Typically with AAA games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you need to either buy a physical copy and insert it into your gaming console whenever you want to play or download a digital copy with can be tens of gigabytes in size and take some time to download. Plus, gaming on the PC can require a powerful and expensive rig if you want high-quality graphics. Project Stream aims to get around all that by streaming a game to a browser.
What do you think of Project Stream? Are you going to apply to the test?