Playing AAA Games in Chrome A Reality: Google Announces Project Stream

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Google’s Project Stream has finally been made official. In case you haven’t heard of it, Project Stream is a technology that can stream AAA video games directly into your computer with just a bit of help from a stable internet connection and a web browser.

The first game that will be supported by the project will be Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, set to launch this Friday.

The technology and creativity behind these AAA video games is extraordinary—from incredible detail and life-like movement of the characters’ skin, clothing, and hair, to the massive scale of the world in which the game unfolds, down to every last blade of grass. Every pixel is powered by an array of real-time rendering technology, artistry, visual effects, animation, simulation, physics and dynamics. We’re inspired by the game creators who spend years crafting these amazing worlds, adventures and experiences, and we’re building technology that we hope will support and empower that creativity.

Catherine Hsiao, Product Manager 

To get the project to really kick off, Google is currently searching for U.S residents to test drive it. They will be able to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free, starting October 5th all the way through January. Those interested only need to have internet speeds of 25 Mbps or higher and, of course, a desktop or laptop with Google Chrome.

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Google has not revealed the goal of the project just yet, but many believe it has something to do with Google working on its own gaming console, the ‘Yeti’, which will be focused on cloud-based streaming.

The company will be holding an event on October 9, where it will unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL but hopefully we will get to hear (and see) more from and about Project Stream and who knows, maybe even the elusive Yeti console.

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