Google Testing Project Stream in the US

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We live in an era where Streaming and the Cloud makes our lives easier when it comes to Videos and Music but what about gaming?

Google’s Project Stream hopes to springboard Google’s entry the Game/Software Streaming service with no-lag Game streaming to a PC or laptop near you.

Game streaming removes the limitation of requiring graphics intensive systems and opens the possibility of a wide range of devices being able to play AAA games on your device.

Google has partnered with video game publisher, Ubisoft to test Project Stream’s Streaming capabilities with their upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey® to your Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop come October 5.  You can view demo gameplay below.

The idea of streaming such graphically-rich content that requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics on the screen poses a number of challenges.  When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation.

From Google Blog

If you have a home internet connections capable of 25 megabits per second, the age of 17 years or older and live in the U.S., you can participate in the Beta.

No Word on when the project testing will be expanded to additional markets but if you’re from the US and meet those requirements then it must be a really cool experience.

What are your thoughts on this latest project from Google and the Game/Software Streaming market? Share your thoughts below in our comments section.