First look video: Project Stream beta of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the Pixelbook

I got into the Project Stream beta over the weekend and finally got a chance to try it. If you’re not familiar with Project Stream, it’s a Google effort to bring video game streaming to the Chrome browser. Of course, that means any Chromebook should be supported since the cloud is doing the heavy lifting.

I thought my Xbox controller would work — as you’ll see in the video — but it turns out I don’t have the right one. As a result, I had to use my keyboard, which is not ideal. At least not for me, anyway.

Overall, this looks very promising as long as you have a 25 Mbps or better internet connection. Frame rates looks pretty good as did the 1080p video quality. Input lag could use some improvement but again: This is a beta. My hope is that Google improves that in the coming months so the Chromebook becomes even more of a Swiss Army knife: A desktop browsing machine that runs Android apps, Linux apps, and dual boots into Windows 10 for those that need it. Adding a streaming console game experience would be icing on the cake.

2 thoughts on “First look video: Project Stream beta of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the Pixelbook

  • October 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm
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    Looks promising. I have not got my invite yet, so thanks for sharing your experience.

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  • October 8, 2018 at 11:16 pm
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    I’m in! Going to give it a try!

    I live near Philly too btw.

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