Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is Playable Right In Chrome, If Google Picks You

Google steps into the Animus.

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Google has enlisted the assassin's guild to help with its experiments into streaming tech. The search and advertising giant has announced Project Stream, a technical test meant to push the limits of its streaming capabilities. To put it through its paces, it will be using Assassin's Creed Odyssey upon release on October 5.

According to the announcement, a limited number of users will be able to play Odyssey at no charge using their Chrome browser. The point of the test is to deliver the game at a high graphical fidelity with low latency. Players interested in helping test can apply through the official website.

Google notes that you must be age 17 or older and have an internet connection capable of 25 megabits per second. You also must be a resident of the USA. You'll also need a Google account, an Ubisoft account, and the Chrome browser installed. For obvious reasons, you'll also need a controller or mouse and keyboard to play.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the first new installment since Assassin's Creed Origins made some major changes to the series last year. Despite the familiarity from following so closely to its predecessor, it's getting a warm reception--including from our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review.

"While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting," wrote Alessandro Fillari.

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