Initially, Project Stream will only let users play the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey - interestingly, though, players will do so entirely through the Chrome browser; it sounds like there won't be a need to install any third-party clients.
If Google manages to crack the code on browser-based game streaming, through the most-used web browser in the United States, it could have massive implications on the gaming industry.
For these testers, of course, playing the game for the duration of this test will be absolutely free - don't worry, Google's getting everything it wants in the data generated from this test.
Google is continuing to invest in streaming, and to help fine tune its newly unveiled Project Stream initiative, the company is turning to Ubisoft.
Google's signup page for the Assassin's Creed Odyssey test asks applicants to share their email address and zip codes to potentially gain access to the test.
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Google notes that you must be age 17 or older and have an internet connection capable of 25 megabits per second. Participants will be able to stream this week's Assassin's Creed Odyssey on their desktop or laptop via Chrome. It does run at 1080p/60fps, which at least means it's smooth.
Google's new Project Stream will allow you to play AAA games via a browser stream.
'For this test, we're going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming-a blockbuster video game'. These are issues that now make streaming games frustrating and a hurdle for many, considering the size and scope of larger, blockbuster games like the latest "Assassin's Creed".
"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 said in its blog post announcing Project Stream.