Playing something as graphically demanding and CPU intensive as Assassin’s Creed on an internet browser feels… like it is going to be a painful lag-plagued process, but that’s exactly what Google wants you to do. And they seem determined to prove our preconceptions wrong.
Google has just unveiled their streaming service, boasting a straightforward, fuss-free name, Project Stream, which will allow users to play games on Chrome. For a technical test, they’re inviting US residents with internet connections of 25 megabits per second or higher, aged 17 and up to participate in Project Stream, although you’ll be required to apply for a position through their website here.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) October 1, 2018
If successful, you’ll be able to play Ubisoft’s upcoming epic, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey — set to launch on October 5 — on Google Chrome, completely free for the period of testing, and it’ll be the first Project Stream-compatible game.
While Google has uploaded a video on YouTube showcasing Project Stream’s capabilities, we’re not sure if it’ll run as smoothly on the average laptop or desktop. But if all goes well in this test, we reckon we’ll be finding out in the future, whenever Project Stream becomes more widely accessible.