With game streaming services like Nvidia’s Geforce Now cropping up on the horizon, Google has waded into the field with its own competitor, Project Stream.
The company wants to use this as a “technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming.” To do this, they’ve partnered with Ubisoft and its latest demanding release Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Alongside the announcement Google has released a video showing the streaming service in action. It looks seriously impressive and appears to be running flawlessly at 1080p with 60 frames per second.
Unfortunately, until we get our hands on it we won’t be able to tell if the input lag is a problem, which is easily the most glaring issue facing previous attempts at game streaming like Onlive and PlayStation Now. It’s on a user-by-user basis, but it’s still something that needs smoothing out to make it palatable for a wider audience.
It’s going to be free for the users who get inducted, but if you want to test out this promising innovation, you’ll have to live in the US, have good quality internet and be over 17 years old. However, if it’s successful, it may make its way to other markets.