Google has announced Project Stream, a “technical test” that allows users to play graphics intensive PC games through the company’s Chrome internet browser. In a way, Project Stream is similar in nature as per NVIDIA GeForce Now service.
This is due to the fact that graphics and physics processing is taking place elsewhere which will then be transmitted to users to play through the Chrome browser on their desktop PC or laptop. At the same time, Project Stream also need to keep track of users’ interaction with the game and make sure that it is in sync with what being shown on the screen.
Just like GeForce Now, the idea of Project Stream is to allow users to play graphics intensive games on their device regardless of their specs. While the idea and objective of Project Stream might sound simple, Project Stream is still quite a technical endeavor.
Given its nature, it is not surprising that one of Project Stream main requirement for users is a fast Internet connection of at least 25Mbps. For starters, the first game that can be played through Project Stream is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with the first batch of testers will be able to experience the game via Chrome starting from 5 October onwards.
However, the Project Stream test is only opened for users in the United States at the moment in which we hope will be extended to this side of the world in a not too distant future.