Google has confirmed the existence of "Project Stream" and even announced the beginning of closed public testing - October 5 this year. A select few players will be able to play the latest Assassin's Creed: Odyssey right in their browser window. The only requirement is a stable and fast internet connection.
The concept of "Project Stream" is simple - resource-intensive applications run on a powerful remote server, and the player controls them through a lightweight browser. All you need is a stable communication channel and access to the system, for which you need to register on the project website and confirm that your Internet connection has a speed of more than 25 Mb / s. During the testing phase, the service will only be available to US residents over 17 years old.
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey was specially selected for the test, not only because it is just entering the market, but because of the severe requirements for system resources. Google's challenge is not just to launch another service, but to offer gamers a breakthrough new concept. Why buy a powerful gaming computer when you can play the latest innovations in a regular browser window?
The success of the project will allow Google to pull off a solid layer of gamers and consolidate its position in the market. It is clearly not destined to become a monopoly of the company - Microsoft with Xbox, and Sony with PS4 and PlayStation Now are ready to offer similar services. The advantages of the project include the fact that it will inevitably spur the development of high-speed Internet access networks.