Google to test game-streaming service with latest Assassin's Creed

Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Chrome

A limited beta test will kick off on October 5, and will allow participants to stream the full version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey completely free.

If Google manages to crack the code on browser-based game streaming, through the most-used web browser in the USA, it could have massive implications on the gaming industry.

It doesn't appear as though the newest entry, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, will see post-launch updates that will introduce any multiplayer components.

Google is continuing to invest in streaming, and to help fine tune its newly unveiled Project Stream initiative, the company is turning to Ubisoft.

The Silicon Valley firm has long since been interested in streaming of apps with Instant Apps on Android phones and tablets.

Officially announced on the Google blog here, the unimaginatively named Project Stream claims it can push high-end games from Google's servers directly onto your browser screen with minimal lag. While we've got movie and television streaming down pretty well, latency becomes a major issue in game streaming.

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You'll be able to play the game from Chrome much like you would with a console or PC, except the visuals for the game and your controller inputs will be transmitted over the internet.

The public test will be open to a limited number of participants based in the U.S. who have access to internet connections capable of 25 megabits per second. Now, the latest company to dip its toes in the streaming games market is Google.

In a blogpost outlining its plans for Project Stream, the search engine said it wanted to take streaming to "the next level".

You must own a computer with reliable internet access (Google will test it for you).

News of the potential return for multiplayer was revealed during an interview between Game Informer and Ubisoft CCO Serge Hascoet.

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