Whatever your opinions on the matter, streaming games is something that is coming soon to a console or even a computer near you. Sure, technical and bandwidth limitations mean this may be happening a little later for us in South Africa, however, as recently as yesterday news from overseas means this future is closer than you think.
Both Ubisoft and Google announced yesterday that they have partnered up with the goal of “solving some existing challenges with streaming” by testing running Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on “Chrome browser(s) on a laptop or desktop”. Garth reviewed the game for us (check it out here), and even from just the screenshots he included and the complex RPG systems he talks about you can tell this is a massive, graphically intense game, so to think of playing it on your laptop browser seems almost too incredible to be true. However, it seems that it is for these very reasons that Google has chosen it for Project Stream:
Streaming media has transformed the way we consume music and video, making it easy to instantly access your favorite content. It’s a technically complex process that has come a long way in a few short years, but the next technical frontier for streaming will be much more demanding than video. 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.
Look out everyone, the future is now. And it’s coming in the form of an ancient Greek masterpiece.
Check out the video below: