Google is currently testing online game streaming. You can read about it here, as well as sign up for an invitation to the beta. I signed up for the beta a few months ago, and finally got an invite last week. The beta allows me to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey as much as I want until next January. I've put in a few hours, and here are my initial thoughts. Overall, I think the technology is great. I can stream the game from any PC with Chrome (doesn't work on tablets/phones yet). So, theoretically, I could play at work. Or I could play on a complete POS laptop. So long as the connection is good, the game seems smooth. I've got Google Fiber at my house. I only have the 100 mb/s service, as I have no need for full gigabit. On my internet, the game streams beautifully. I didn't notice any pixelation or other artifacts. That said, I don't know how the visuals would compare if it were installed on my computer. Google Stream doesn't give you any video options - can't set resolution, detail, nothing. And I have no way to tell how many FPS I'm getting. I haven't seen any tearing or lags on my 60 hz monitor, so I suppose it's OK. The game instantly recognized my wireless XBox 360 controller, no additional setup required. The game controls well with either mouse/kb or controller. I've tried to do things that would show lag, and I think I've found a few. If I hammer the crouch button quickly, the character will never crouch. Similarly, pressing the button to switch between sword and torch too quickly can result in no change. Again, I can't say how it would behave on a local install, but it seems that there are some button presses that go unrecognized. I haven't put in much time, maybe an hour or two. I'm not overly impressed with the game so far (but, then again, this is my first time playing an AC game). But the technology is there, this could definitely be the wave of the future. I wouldn't want to play a twitch FPS this way, but for platformers and other less ping dependent games it should be just fine. If you consider the cost of keeping a decent gaming rig up to date, as well as the cost of games, it could definitely make financial sense to pay for a Netflix-like game streaming service. I think I've rambled enough. You should all try to get in on the beta and try it yourself.