Google announced Monday that it is testing streaming platform with the release of ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ by Ubisoft this week. Reported by Phys , Tuesday (02/10/2018), Google collaborated with the French game publishing giant.
Collaboration is carried out to test the ability of Project Stream technology to provide a fast and seamless type of game supported by home consoles as an online service.
“We will push the boundary with one of the most demanding applications for streaming – blockbuster video games,” Google product manager Catherine Hsiao said in a blog post.
Technical testing will be limited to the United States, where a select number of people will be able to play “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” which is streamed to the Chrome Browser on desktop or laptop computers starting October 5.
The latest “Assassin’s Creed” version will be released on the same day to be played on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and personal computers on disk or as downloads.
As is known, playing games with a disk in a console or computer, or installing game software, allows for high resolution, fast games. Console-quality video games that are streamed online as a service, are hosted on servers in the internet cloud.
It faces challenges including moving data fast enough to avoid lags in action or images. “Google’s goal with Project Stream is to solve some of the challenges that exist with streaming,” Ubisoft said in a blog post.
Increases in internet bandwidth, computing power and data storage capabilities enable ‘disruptive technologies’ such as streaming that have the potential to change the way games are created and played, according to Ubisoft.
Google launches a website, where people can apply to be invited to take part in the test. They will be able to participate in the test, which features free streaming games from ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’.
“The extraordinary visual accuracy of his world combined with the mechanical demands of being a Spartan mercenary in Ancient Greece made ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ a perfect candidate to push Project Stream to its limits,” Ubisoft said.