Google's Project Stream makes 'Assassin's Creed' playable in Chrome

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While sadly limited to American sign-ups only and requiring a 25 megabit connection at minimum, Google are taking sign-ups for Project Stream now, and plan to begin limited testing on October 5th. The company today announced Project Stream, its take on making game streaming with only your browser a reality.

Google's Project Stream goes into a semi-public beta on October 5, offering a "limited number of participants" the opportunity to test out the tech for free. Oh, and that they're at least 17 years old (mature content, duh).

Game streaming is taking off, as services like PlayStation Now and NVIDIA's GeForce Now attract more mainstream attention. If you want to be part of that potential sea change, sign up right here.

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Conenamed Yeti and now called Project Stream, it turns any laptop or desktop with a high speed connection into a machine capable of runnign the latest hit games. "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". Google was previously rumored to be developing a subscription-based game streaming service that would be offered over Chromecast or even a Google-made console. Given that Project Stream will hopefully be running native PC versions of games, a wider variety of input devices should be supported, as well as control rebinding.

The company also included a sample of what its technology is now capable of doing with a three and a half minute video sample of AC Odyssey playing on a browser via Project Stream, shown above.

As for Ubisoft, the company believes there's "tremendous potential" in streaming.

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