Back in June, in a report by Kotaku the outlet stated from sources that Google has a game console in development. For Google’s attempt to enter the game industry once again after their abandoned Android-based console, it was stated that the tech company is creating a platform to stream games straight to their unannounced console. Rather than beefy hardware, this would focus more on making games more convenient for people, similar to what Xbox Scarlet is.
Google uploaded a video today of the soon approaching Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey running at 1080p, 60 frames per second on what they call Project Stream. Discovered earlier this year that google had a streaming service in the works under the name Project Yeti, which now seems to be what is Project Stream. It was said that the stream-based service will be able play major AAA titles with nearly identical output when playing on consoles like PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Shown from the footage, the game held up pretty well for being streamed through the Google Chrome browser. As it’s already the norm for entertainment like film and television, the first step for games are at a great start with the partnership between Ubisoft and Google.
The new service will be available to a selection of participants to try out Project Stream on October 5th. If you are interested to get your hands on this, you can apply here.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be available on October 5, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.