You’ve probably heard predictions about the gaming industry taking on a Netflix-like streaming service for video games. Since October, Google is conducting a technology test that does just that through Project Stream in collaboration with Ubisoft. Project Stream lets you play games supported by the Google Chrome browser, currently, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the only available game.
This winter, Google is looking for participants to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with the incentive that you can grab a full copy of the game for free on Uplay PC.
The free copy isn’t completely free really, it costs your time spent participating in Project Stream. In order to receive Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free in your Uplay account, you’ll need to spend at least an hour playing the game between now through January 15 when the test ends. If you already have Assassin’s Creed Odyssey connected to your Uplay account, then you won’t receive the free copy.
Qualified participants can play the game for free through Project Stream and those participants will receive 1000 Helix credits.
However, if you do end up getting the free Assassin’s Creed Odyssey copy for PC after January 15, only your in-game gear, saved data, and items purchased with Helix credits will transfer to the game copy. Your unspent Helix credits will not transfer over.
You can sign up to become a Project Stream participant here. You’ll need to have a Uplay and Google account to sign up.