"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", Google says. While there weren't many details revealed about what a new iteration of what an online mode for Assassin's Creed would look like, Hascoet was adamant to state Ubisoft wants to take a different approach in relation to how the games industry has evolved in the social space. Better yet, Project Stream has a fairly short list of requirements, including "a reliable internet connection" (Google recommends 25 Mbps download speeds), accounts with both Google and Ubisoft, and of course, an installation of Chrome.
Google has announced Project Stream, a "technical test" that allows users to play graphics intensive PC games through the company's Chrome internet browser.
"There will be one more console generation and then after that, we will be streaming, all of us".
With the Project Stream test, Google plans to work through some typically frustrating issues that come along with streaming games in general, such as image degradation, buffering, and other quality problems that make for less than optimal streaming experiences.More news: Cardi B Turns Herself in to Police Over Strip-Club Fight
The ultimate challenge for streaming games is minimal, consistent latency.
The company is, however, going to allow a select few to partake in its testing and will allow them to play the game, starting October 5, for free in their browser at 1080p, 60fps. In short, the new video game streaming service is created to run high-end PC games on the Google Chrome browser. It is recommended that you have a wired USB controller or mouse, and that you don't try and play the game via laptop trackpad. Project Stream's test program kicks off on October 5, which is also Odyssey's official launch date. The firm's YouTube acquisition, years past, opened the door to countless YouTubers who earned themselves a dedicated following by posting and streaming game reviews, playthroughs, and more.
So what is this streaming platform, exactly?