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The firm is partnering with Ubisoft to test the service with their soon-to-be released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, with the game running on Google's servers, but being streamed live and controlled by users over a web connection. A beta is being set up to test drive the service, and if you're chosen, you'll be able to stream Ubisoft's open-world title on launch day from a laptop or desktop.

Though Google doesn't dive into the nitty-gritty technical details in the blog post, it says that the Assassin's Creed Odyssey test aspires to help the company solve some of those unique streaming issues by allowing enrollees to stream a demanding game right off the bat.

"Because of the continued growth in bandwidth, computing power, and storage, Ubisoft firmly believes one of those disruptive technologies is streaming, which will not only change the way you play games, but also the way we create them", said Ubisoft.

The catch: There are a limited number of spots for Project Stream.

"The incredible visual fidelity of its world combined with the mechanical demands of being a Spartan mercenary in Ancient Greece make "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" the flawless candidate to push Project Stream to its limits", Ubisoft said.

It's unclear if Project Stream is related to Yeti, a rumoured streaming service in the works at Google that may include a controller and console.

The ultimate challenge for streaming games is minimal, consistent latency.

There are limited spaces available for Project Stream, but if you're interested in participating, you can apply on our website. It's a new video game streaming service created to allow high-end PC and console games to be played via Chrome.

So what is this streaming platform, exactly?

"We have many technologies, so it's case by case, but Assassin's Creed has no multiplayer mode, and that is very important for the social aspect of gaming, so we are looking into that."

The biggest advantage of streaming, as opposed to physical discs or downloads, is that it removes hardware barriers for games.


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