Project Stream, a streaming service tasked with solving the issues plaguing video game streaming, has been announced by Google.
In partnership with video game giant Ubisoft, Google will attempt to stream Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to a select group of users through its popular Chrome internet browser.
“We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming, reads a statement by Google. “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,” announced Google.
Google revealed a YouTube link to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey streaming 60fps at 1080p direct to its popular browser – although a caveat means users will need access to high-speed internet of at least 25mbs.
Google acknowledges the demanding requirements in its statement, “the next technical frontier for streaming [gaming] will be much more demanding than video,” it said.
The search giant wants to fix common issues like buffering that currently plague video game streaming and hinder its uptake. Such issues especially impact graphics-intensive AAA titles like the latest Assassin’s Creed release.
Google’s public test of Project Stream is set for release today (Friday) so gamers will want to stay tuned to Google’s official channels.