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"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", writes Google's Catherine Hsiao in the blog post. A beta is being set up to test drive the service, and if you're chosen, you'll be able to stream Ubisoft's open-world title on launch day from a laptop or desktop. Still, you can register for access to Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Project Stream today, if you're feeling lucky.

Google and Ubisoft are joining forces to bring players a new innovation in game streaming online: Project Stream. This first test is only available in the USA, and there's a limited number of slots.

This isn't the first streaming platform announced for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, as a cloud version of the game was announced for the Nintendo Switch in Japan.

Both Google and Ubisoft made individual announcements on the subject, focusing on the technological advancements that make streaming a game like Odyssey on a web browser possible.

The company is, however, going to allow a select few to partake in its testing and will allow them to play the game, starting October 5, for free in their browser at 1080p, 60fps.

Potential issues with retaining Internet personalities in the gaming field has not deterred Google, however, with the company hosting an annual Indie Games Festival and the Change the Game program, an initiative created to bring more women into the world of mobile game development. It's a new video game streaming service created to allow high-end PC and console games to be played via Chrome.

You can throw your name in the hat at the official Project Stream website.

Google said anyone wanting to try the service needs a home internet connections 'capable of 25 megabits per second'.

The biggest advantage of streaming, as opposed to physical discs or downloads, is that it removes hardware barriers for games.

On the other hand, Twitch and Microsoft are also trying their luck to grab the slice of the upcoming streaming industry.


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