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Google Announces Project Stream

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by , 10-04-2018 at 10:26 AM (229 Views)
          
   
Streaming services have transformed the way people receive music and movies, but game streaming has, thus far, had a comparatively small impact on the market. The bandwidth and latency requirements for game streaming are tougher to meet than they are for audio or film content, and the impact of a bandwidth drop is larger. Despite this, weíve seen a slow-but-steady movement towards streaming services from a number of major content providers and gaming companies, with Microsoft planning to develop a next-generation Xbox dedicated to the concept. Now, even Google wants in on the action with a new Chrome browser initiative dubbed Project Stream.

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Google has partnered with Ubisoft to create a technology demo in which Assassinís Creed Odyssey will be available to stream to the Chrome browser on your local laptop or desktop. Google is actually the second company to announce that Odyssey will be available via streaming service ó Nintendo made a similar announcement concerning the Switch in September, though in that case, the stream will only be available to the companyís Japanese subscribers. Google has released a video about its own initiative, available below:



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