Well, this sure was a surprise!
Google have announced their own streaming service of sorts, Project Stream, in an announcement released today and a partnership with Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming. For this test, we’re going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming—a blockbuster video game.
We’ve partnered with one of the most innovative and successful video game publishers, Ubisoft, to stream their soon-to-be released Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop. Starting on October 5, a limited number of participants will get to play the latest in this best-selling franchise at no charge for the duration of the Project Stream test.
Project Stream aims to end the notion that you either need a high end gaming rig to experience AAA titles, or that AAA titles can't be suited to streaming services.
Below is a capture of a 1080p, 60 FPS video from Assassin's Creed Odyssey captured using Project stream.
A limited number of users will be able to sign up for a beta that will allow them to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free until January.