Project Stream: New Google Service for Gamers
On October 1, Google announced the official test launch of its brand new game streaming service, Project Stream.
This new revolutionary streaming technology from Google should not be confused with commonplace streaming solutions like, say, Twitch. Unlike streaming their own live video game footage, gamers from now on can leverage the processing capacity of Google’s firepower to play the most graphically demanding titles via Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop.
Project Stream removes the necessity for players to download games content as it is offloaded and stored on cloud-based servers. For a testing period, Google has partnered with Ubisoft to stream its up-and-coming action RPG Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Have a look at the video below to gauge the streaming performance of Project Stream with one of the most anticipated games of October 2018.
Once testing is through, gamers all over the globe will get a pitch-perfect opportunity to play their favorite resource-intensive AAA games on the fly without plunking down an extra $1000 to upgrade their computers. Given this, Project Stream can attract a much wider audience to the world of gaming as fans no longer need a high-class computer to enjoy lag-free gameplay with no FPS drops and flickering/stuttering issues.
Google’s Product Manager, Catherine Hsiao, entirely shares this concern saying:
When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation.
Starting from October 5, Google enables US residents above the age of 17 to apply and participate in Project Stream testing challenge absolutely free of charge. However, fans should hurry up as the spots are limited. Those who are eager to trailblaze Google’s cutting-edge game streaming technology are welcome to visit Project Stream’s website to sign up and fill in the application form.