Okay not really (I hope) but Google is taking on streaming video games with their new Project Stream. They’re first major attempt is with the graphically intense Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which will be playable through your Google Chrome browser.
“We’ve partnered with one of the most innovative and successful video game publishers, Ubisoft, to stream their soon-to-be released Assassin’s Creed Odyssey® to your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop. Starting on October 5, a limited number of participants will get to play the latest in this best-selling franchise at no charge for the duration of the Project Stream test.”
It is definitely an ambitious start and if it works it could be a springboard for high end video game streaming services. Here’s hoping it doesn’t meet the same fate as Onlive which was potentially ahead of it’s time or more specifically ahead of the US crumbling internet infrastructure. Here’s to hoping they can make it work and more importantly show the value for other global companies in this space to invest in this space or lobby for the government to push improvements through ISPs.
Want to get in on this test? You can, maybe…sign up here: https://projectstream.google.com/aco/signup