UPDATE, March 19: Google Unveils Stadia, its ‘Netflix for Video Games’ Streaming Service
The gaming world is bracing itself for March 19 when Google is rumored to shake up the industry with a major announcement—likely tied to its “Netflix for video games” service—during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
That streaming service, dubbed Project Stream, would allow people to play console-type games within their Chrome browser instead of playing on consoles like PlayStation or Xbox. Project Stream (the service) and Project Yeti (its hardware) will likely be unveiled in tandem at GDC, a smart move following the ever-growing successes of massively popular online games like Apex Legends and Fortnite.
Google rallied beta testers to try out Project Stream from October to January. We found a beta tester, who jumped into our Instagram comments, to tell us what he learned from testing the service and its first test game Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
Here’s what Project Stream beta tester Matthew Bachman, an 18-year-old student in Columbus, Ohio, revealed to ONE37pm about his experience.