Google’s Project Stream: Play High-End Games in Chrome Now

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What’s Google’s, Project Stream? The company Google has recently announced a great news for gamers. Yes! You can now play high-end games in Chrome browser now.

What’s Project Stream?

The Project Stream is a new video game streaming service that Google is testing. It’s a service that allows you to play games without downloading them just by streaming them over the internet. The companies like Microsoft, Sony, and Nvidia are already pursuing gaming streaming technology and services. Now Google’s Project stream will let you play the upcoming game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey from Ubisoft in Chrome itself.

 

Take a look at the test of Project Stream done by Google with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game.

 

When and how to access it?

The company is launching this test-in Partnership with Ubisoft. If you’re really interested, you will have to be fast. The company is giving the free access to test Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in Chrome to a limited number of players only. You can sign up right now.

The game is going to be officially launching on October 5. You can play the game through Chrome with Project Stream. There’s nothing said about the end date for this Project Stream test.

 

The conditions to access the Project Stream

In order to access the Project stream, you need to be residing in the US. You need to have a 25Mbps connection along with a computer running Windows, macOS, Chrome OS  to version 69 or higher, or Linux. The company recommends the use of controllers such as the PS4 DualShock 4 controller or the Xbox One controller.

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What does the Company say?

“The idea of streaming such graphically-rich content that requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics on the screen poses a number of challenges,” writes Google Product Manager Catherine Hsiao in a post on the company blog that details the reasons for choosing a game like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

“When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation”, he added.

 

“I think we will see another generation, but there is a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said to Variety.

“With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home.

 

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A Screenshot from the Project Stream test of the game

 

It’s yet to be seen if Google plans to expand this test and turn it into a full-blown paid service. But the company is currently working on the technology to make this happen. And the chances are that Google wouldn’t pour resources into this if it didn’t have plans to commercialize its technology.

If Project Stream will be successful, it’ll be huge for gamers who can’t afford to drop $1,000 or more on a gaming computer.

 

 

 

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Prachi Sharma

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