On Monday, October 1, Google formally announced Project Stream - a new technology from the company that is created to stream AAA video games to your computer using just an internet connection and web browser.
Google's new Project Stream will allow you to play AAA games via a browser stream. To put it through its paces, it will be using Assassin's Creed Odyssey upon release on October 5.
While sadly limited to American sign-ups only and requiring a 25 megabit connection at minimum, Google are taking sign-ups for Project Stream now, and plan to begin limited testing on October 5th. To be clear: this is not a service where people can stream footage of themselves playing video games like Twitch, it's a service that lets people play games without downloading them by streaming them over the internet. Now, the latest company to dip its toes in the streaming games market is Google. But the test is created to address the challenges of streaming the latest gaming content with little to no latency while maintaining the cutting-edge graphics.
New, big-production games also often require some expensive hardware to play them, but if players can stream the games, those requirements can be offloaded on the stream host, so Google's setup would be handling all the processing. A 25Mbps Internet connection is "recommended" for the service, and you'll need accounts with Google and Ubisoft.