Google Project Stream Lets You Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free Within Chrome

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Google has officially announced its Project Stream game streaming service, and it will launch in a limited "technical test", aka beta, later this week. Game streaming is increasingly becoming popular with services available on consoles (a la PlayStation Now) and on the PC (think NVIDIA GeForce Now).

Project Stream aims to solve many of the problems that surrounding online gaming, especially when it comes to lag. Particularly with online multiplayer games like Fortnite, large amounts of lag can mean the difference between pulling off a trick shot to take out an opponent versus you being on the receiving end of a bullet between the eyes.

"When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation," writes Google.

To help give gamers a taste of what's possible with Project Stream, the company will allow a limited number of gamers to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey right from their Chrome web browser. You won't have to worry about downloading the game, taking up precious space on your SSD -- everything will be streamed from the cloud. 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set to officially be released to the public on October 5th, and that's when Google's Project Stream technical test will also kick off. Google says that there will be a limited number of spots available for testers, so you can sign up here to get onboard.

Google states, however, that you will need to be at least 17 years old to participate, you have to live within the Unites States, and you'll need an internet connection of at least 25mbps to ensure smooth gameplay. If you’re accepted into the beta, you’ll be able to play the game through mid-January for free.