Google Project Stream: Can you think of "serious" games in a web browser? Not random flash games but one of the latest great games to come out, like Assassin's Creed Odyssey through Chrome?
Google is preparing to make this a reality. Today the company announced Project Stream, its own 3D gaming streaming platform such as GeForce Now. Google says the project is a "technical test to solve some of the biggest streaming challenges."
The company is a pioneer and from October 5 "a limited number of participants" will be able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free on the platform.
Although there is only one game, it is still an unusual move by Google. We have long heard rumors that Google is preparing a cloud gaming service codenamed "Yeti", but today we have the first specific hint.
Of course, many hardcore players may not be satisfied with streaming games, but it could prove to be a valuable alternative for players who are not as lucky with the fidelity and latency of their computers.
Needless to say, you will need fast internet for the new service to work. Google recommends 25 megabits per second. Those who are interested can sign up to try Project Stream from here.