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Google announces Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey capture

Project Stream testing starts on the same date as Assassin's Creed Odyssey's official release: October 5. (Source: Ubisoft)
Project Stream testing starts on the same date as Assassin's Creed Odyssey's official release: October 5. (Source: Ubisoft)
Google has partnered up with the French gaming behemoth Ubisoft to show off the American company’s new Project Stream service. The California-based technology giant is hoping its rather prosaically named offering can take media streaming to a whole new level by allowing gamers to enjoy live interaction with graphically challenging titles, such as the upcoming RPG Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

A gameplay capture video of Ubisoft’s latest RPG, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, has been published on Google’s technology blog to demonstrate the potential of the latter company’s new streaming service: Project Stream. It seems developers at Google want to push the existing boundaries of streaming services by going beyond video streaming and offering game-streaming technology that can deal with the multiple challenges inherent to live gaming interaction involving resource-hungry current titles.

Streaming a live, constantly interactive, and visually seamless version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey would certainly be no mean feat. The game comes with some demanding recommended hardware specifications: AMD Radeon R9 290, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or better; powered by an AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz, Ryzen 5 - 1400, Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or better; and you need to have 8 GB of RAM in your system or you can forget about playing it.

Google wants to bring graphically demanding titles, like the latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed series, to the Chrome browser on your laptop or desktop PC without any sign of the accursed buffer symbol appearing (as long as your device still has the minimum system requirements, of course). The company has issued an invitation to those interested in testing the nascent service by playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey on it for free for a limited time, but you must be a Chrome user, living in the USA, 17 years or older, and you need to have a home Internet connection speed of 25 Mb/s or above. 

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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-10- 1 (Update: 2018-10- 2)