Google announces test for streaming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in Chrome

Google has announced a test for streaming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in its browser Chrome. A limited number of gamers can test the technology. Google has not announced where the test should lead.

Testers must live in the US and have an internet connection of 25Mbit/s or higher, Google reports. The service is called Project Stream, but it appears to be an early version. Users must have a Google account, Ubisoft account, and preferably a wired controller, such as an Xbox One or PS4 DualShock controller. A mouse is also possible, but Google advises against a trackpad. Gamers can use Windows, macOS, Chrome OS or Linux, as long as the operating system is running Chrome 69 or higher.

Google wants to stream the images to Chrome at 60fps, while the delay between input from the controller and the result on the screen should not be long either. The search giant doesn’t discuss how it plans to do that.

The test seems to be a prelude to a service to stream games in the browser and thus create an ecosystem for gamers. Earlier this year, there was already a rumor about a game streaming service from Google codenamed Yeti. It seems that Project Stream is a result of that. Testers will be able to play starting Friday, when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey also comes out for other platforms, including PS4 and Xbox One.