Google Announces Game Streaming Service for Chrome
Ben Sheene / Oct 2nd, 2018 No Comments
Google has announced Project Stream, a gaming streaming service that will allow users to play and stream games through the Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop.
Starting on Oct. 5, a small number of users will be able to test out an upcoming game for a test of Project Stream.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the first game users will have access to during the test of Project Stream and the game will available to them free of charge for the duration of the test. Odyssey is a hardware intensive game because of its massive open world and graphically-rich detail. Google states that interacting with the game controller and the graphics on a screen are one of the hardest challenges to solve. Buffering is acceptable during the beginning of a video but even a few milliseconds of latency can ruin a gaming experience. Recreating a latency and lagless experience without graphic degradation is a goal of Project Stream.
“The technology and creativity behind these AAA video games is extraordinary—from incredible detail and life-like movement of the characters’ skin, clothing, and hair, to the massive scale of the world in which the game unfolds, down to every last blade of grass,” said Google in a blog post. “Every pixel is powered by an array of real-time rendering technology, artistry, visual effects, animation, simulation, physics and dynamics. We’re inspired by the game creators who spend years crafting these amazing worlds, adventures and experiences, and we’re building technology that we hope will support and empower that creativity.”
Project Stream spaces are limited but those interested can apply on Google’s website. The service is geared towards those who have internet connections capable of 25 megabits per second and they must be 17 years or older to participate.
Project Stream Gameplay
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