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​Google's Project Stream Offers Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free In Chrome

​Google's Project Stream Offers Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free In Chrome

Ubisoft will allow certain Google users to test run Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, free of charge, when the game releases this week.

Ubisoft and Google announced plans to begin game server hosting project, Agones, earlier this year, and now we're getting our first glimpse at the promising partnership.

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Project Stream, as a service, enables users to play AAA titles through Google Chrome, and the first test will begin this week with the arrival of Odyssey. Here's a trailer of Project Stream running Ubisoft's latest game at 1080p, 60fps.

Google want to "push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming-a blockbuster video game," where challenges include "near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics."

Unfortunately, the trial run is a US exclusive, and you'll have to be pretty lucky to take part. A select number of people, aged 17+, will be randomly picked from a draw. You can enter it here.

It's worth noting that, to take part, Project Stream requires a connection rate of 25 megabits per second, at least.

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CREDIT: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
CREDIT: Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Any participants chosen for the project will have access to the service and game - for free - until January next year. What have you got to lose?

Google will expect some type of feedback, of course, but that's a small price to pay for being one of the first to test a revolutionary new service. I wish I could.

What do you think about this news? Will you be applying? Is it a good idea? Are you looking forward to Odyssey? Let us know.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is set to launch on 5 October for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Google, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Greece, Entertainment, Ubisoft, streaming service, Technology, Trailer

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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