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Google Project Stream

Google Project Stream

Streaming as a service looks more viable as the days go by as people are getting access to better internet, and with the slow rise in the price of PC parts. Sony was already doing this and now it looks like Google wants in too with Project Stream.

Project Stream is Google’s game streaming service that will allow users to play games through the Chrome browser on their PC or Laptop. Google has teamed up with Ubisoft and is streaming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the select test users that they’ve chosen. Google has stated in the past they want to address issues like graphical degradation, latency and buffering, three of the biggest problems when streaming games, especially AAA titles.

Project Stream is currently only available to a select few people who have signed up for it and the requirements for it state that you need to live in the US, be over 17 and have an internet connection of at least 25mbps to play the games. At the moment it only seems to stream at a max resolution of 1080p at 60fps. Game streaming as a service could be a reality soon with companies and Sony shifting their focus towards it but it replacing gaming on your own PC or Console will be hard. Though, this does give people a new way to play games if they can’t have a powerful PC for some reason on the other but can afford good internet. We also hope to see Project Stream expand to more regions, especially India.

You can read more about Project Stream and sign up for it here.

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Darren Rodrigues
Oct 04, 2018