UPDATE: Ubisoft has reached out to clarify that codes and progress will carry over once the Project Stream beta test has finished.
"I wanted to let you know that in addition, all players participating in Project Stream receive, for free, 1,000 Helix credits (a $10 value) to spend as they see fit, however, any unused Helix credits will disappear but items and progress will carry over."
Original: Google is beginning to get aggressive with its Project Stream game streaming initiative. In an effort to drive even more players to its cloud gaming test, Ubisoft and Google are giving away a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on PC for anybody in the States who participates.
Project Stream is a tech test from Ubisoft that uses your standard web browser in order to stream and play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey using the cloud. By all accounts, performance is pretty decent but now we have an even bigger incentive to give it a shot.
The downside is that you must be from the United States in order to participate. However, the system uses bog-standard IP detection for your location, so a US-based VPN will allow anyone to sign up and play provided your net connection is fast enough. This would then hopefully allow you to qualify for the free Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC code.
Sign-ups for the Project Stream test are still live and the test runs all the way through until January 15th so there’s still plenty of time. It’s unclear just how many people Google is allowing to participate but clearly there’s a thirst for more testers or it wouldn’t have announced the giveaway. All you need to do is head here and remember to use a VPN if you live outside the US.
If you happen to already own AC Odyssey though then you’re out of luck, you can’t get a second code. Ubisoft is crediting the game direct to Uplay accounts so if Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is already in your library you will no longer be eligible.
Has anybody given Project Stream a go yet? How are you finding the performance?