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Ubisoft and Google have announced plans to bring Assassin’s Creed Odyssey online through the latter’s new service, Project Stream.
Project Stream is Google’s attempt to advance streaming technology.
“Streaming media has transformed the way we consume music and video, making it easy to instantly access your favourite content,” said the company on their website. Now it seems that their focus is set on gaming too.
“We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming,” they explained. Further noting that they intend to push this test to its limits “with one of the most demanding applications for streaming—a blockbuster video game”.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which will launch on 5 October this week, will be available for free on Chrome to those lucky enough to be part of the test.
“The incredible visual fidelity of its world combined with the mechanical demands of being a Spartan mercenary in Ancient Greece make Assassin’s Creed Odyssey the perfect candidate to push Project Stream to its limits,” said Ubisoft.
The game developers also mentioned the importance of testing this kind of technology, saying that it will help “break down barriers that once prevented many from playing and enjoying our games”.
Though this may be true for those of us who don’t own gaming consoles, the requirements for testers to stream the game include a 25Mbps internet connection.
Applications to test Assassin’s Creed in Chrome via Project Stream are open, with a limited number of spaces available. The catch? Its only open to US citizens who are over 17-years-old.
Both companies also released a gameplay trailer showing off what the streaming supposedly looks like.
Feature image: Ubisoft