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Google unveils game streaming project, tests start soon with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Rick Lane
 

The games industry has yet to solve the problem of video-game streaming. The tragedy of OnLive proved just how difficult an issue it is. The combination of a far higher number of inputs and a much lower tolerance for latency makes video-game streaming a far more challenging prospect compared to streaming video. If anyone has the resources to tackle the problem, however, it’s Google. And that’s precisely what the company is doing, with the announcement of Project Stream.

 
 
Project Stream Official Gameplay Capture

In a blog post, Google described Project Stream as a “technical test” designed to “solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming. ” To do this, Google has partnered with Ubisoft to stream Assassin’s Creed Odyssey via the Google Chrome browser to desktops and laptops. “The idea of streaming such graphically-rich content that requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics on the screen poses a number of challenges," Google stated. &qu

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