Google Project Stream will let you play Assassin’s Creed in Chrome

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It could also work with Google Chromecast. There have even been rumors of a Google streaming game service called Yeti. This is Google's game streaming technology which it has been working on for some time now, trying to face down the challenges which it claims form the "next technical frontier for streaming", and will be much more demanding than pre-recorded video.

The game will be free-of-charge to play for the duration of the Project Stream test, which will end in mid-January.

"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".

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The service is now only available to users in the United States.

While plucky little outfit OnLive may have crashed and burnt in their early attempt to bring game streaming to the mass market, Sony have seen some success with their PlayStation Now service. Of course, there are a bunch of other things to be confirmed about the service, including things like the performance, latency, and availability. If you meet those requirements, you can sign up to be considered as a tester over on the Project Stream website. And a word of caution for this with slow internet connections, the test is geared toward participants with a home internet connection of at least 25 megabits per second. While we've got movie and television streaming down pretty well, latency becomes a major issue in game streaming. If you're playing a video game at 60fps, these services have 16 milliseconds to receive a button press over the Internet, render a new, live video frame, and send it back to you.

It's no coincidence then that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been talking up the benefits of game streaming prior to this announcement, going as far as to say the PS5 and next Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.

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