Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is launching on all platforms on October 5th and Google has decided to make a big announcement regarding this news. Google is giving a select number of users the chance to play the new game for free directly through the Chrome browser. Google announced that it’s working on a new project called Stream which will work similarly to other 3D game streaming platforms such as GeForce Now.
Streaming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in Chrome
The fact that Google is ready to let a limited number of people stream Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free in Chrome shows us that project Stream is almost ready to launch. Not just that, but Google also released a short video that shows us gameplay footage streamed through Chrome and we have to admit that it looks great.
The biggest issue that 3D game streaming platforms need to deal with is consistent latency. Even though people might be used to wait a couple of seconds for a full HD video to load, this is not the case for games.
Having high latency while playing a game will ruin the experience and make the game more challenging than it already is because combat will feel weird.
Fortunately, Google is saying that latency is not going to be an issue with project Stream. Furthermore, the only requirement that Google asks of users is to have a stable internet connection of at least 25 megabits per second.
Making Games Affordable
The reason why Google is developing such an innovative project is because there are many people who can’t afford to buy a powerful PC or new console. Google wants to make it affordable for everyone to play all the games that they love and it hopes that project Stream will help people enjoy AAA games even on lower-end PCs.