Google has always tried to push the limits when it comes to innovation. Infact, a decade ago no one would have believed that you can stream 5K footage using just a browser. Now Google is moving one step further with Project Stream.
Well, using Google Project Stream users can now stream AAA gaming titles on laptops eliminating the need of gaming rigs. So here’s everything you need to know about Project Stream.
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Google Project Stream: Explained
Google Project Stream is Google’s attempt to stream AAA gaming titles like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the desktop version of Chrome browser. Consequently, you can play these games on Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, and Linux. The gameplay and framerates depend on your internet speed.
According to Google a stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 25Mbps is pre-requisite for playing games.
As for controls, users can rely on a keyboard and mouse or a USB (not Bluetooth) game controller. Google’s demo video suggests that playing games at 1080p at 60fps won’t be an issue. That said, playing a AAA title at 1080p quality requires a high speed gaming computer.
As of the now, Project Stream is still in the testing stage and limited to one popular gaming title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Google Project Stream: Application Requirements
Google’s blog post clearly states that a “limited number of participants” will be able to try the game for free starting October 5. Well, if you want to join this list of participants you should be living in the US and atleast 17 years or older. Next up, you should have an active Google and Ubisoft account.
While streaming videos a few seconds of buffering is totally acceptable. The technology of streaming games is way too advanced.
Google states that:
“The technology and creativity behind these AAA video games is extraordinary—from incredible detail and life-like movement of the characters’ skin, clothing, and hair, to the massive scale of the world in which the game unfolds, down to every last blade of grass. Every pixel is powered by an array of real-time rendering technology, artistry, visual effects, animation, simulation, physics and dynamics”
Apart from the impressive graphics quality, these games have to react to your controller within milliseconds. Well, If Google’s Project Stream is successful it will be one of the biggest technology leaps in the gaming industry.
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