A few months ago it was rumored that Google would jump into the world of video games with surprising technology. Now the giant technology company has just announced “Project Stream”, which will allow you to play video games by streaming without having a next-generation PC.
The plans of Google consist in leaving the work of rendering graphics to servers that are in the cloud. In this way, even the cheapest or lightest PCs can run games that have high requirements.
One of the biggest advantages of streaming is that it eliminates the hardware barriers for video games. It will no longer be necessary to have the most powerful graphics cards on the market to enjoy a rewarding experience.
To be entirely clear: this is not a service where people can transmit images of themselves playing as in Twitch. Here you can play your favorite game from a Chrome tab without the need to download it, similar to watching a movie on Netflix.
The first demonstration of this video game comes from the hand of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a production of Ubisoft. The good news is that as of October 5, a limited number of users will be able to play the last of this franchise totally free during the Project Stream test.
Because these video games have a fairly rich content in graphics makes it requires an almost instantaneous interaction. Buffer storage and latency could be the biggest challenges of the project.
“When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering from the start, but the transmission of high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, without graphical degradation,” wrote product manager Catherine Hsiao, in the ad.
If you want to try Project Stream you can submit an application on the website that Google leaves for you. This new service is aimed at domestic connections with a speed greater than 25 megabits per second, and for people over 17 years of age living in the United States.
The idea that Google finally decides to enter the world of video games is not for preposterous taking into account the amount of money that this industry bills. In addition, this new method ( streaming ) to be the future of video games. A few weeks ago, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, mentioned being confident in streaming will be the key to the future of their industry.