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Google and Ubisoft to test game-streaming service with Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Limited number of users in the US will be able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free through their Chrome browser

Google has this week revealed a new partnership with Ubisoft to test its new video game-streaming service.

A limited number of players in the US will be able to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey through Google's Project Stream, free of charge, as of October 5.

There don't seem to be any significant technology or hardware requirements other than a stable 25MBs internet connection, and an updated version of Google Chrome installed on a PC or laptop.

Following the announcement, Ubisoft saw a 1.9 per cent jump in its share price, and is now the best performing stock on the Paris SBF-120 Index, according to Reuters.

Earlier this year it was reported that Google had begun dabbling in game-streaming services; should the test prove successful, Google and Ubisoft be cemented as industry leaders in this relatively unoccupied space.

"We're inspired by the game creators who spend years crafting these amazing worlds, adventures and experiences, and we're building technology that we hope will support and empower that creativity," said Google in a statement.

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Ivy joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. They are also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.