Google's Project Stream "Test" is over. The test service that feeds Assassin's Creed Odyssey volunteers in a handful of US markets should end on January 15. Attendees who have played for at least an hour should receive a free PC copy of the game and a handful of Helix credits, even though they have apparently not been awarded.
The Project Stream site is currently taking note of the death of the service. As far as we can tell, it was shut down as expected on January 15 (though it had slipped under our radar). We do not know if Google considers the Project Stream experiment results to be successful – or even considered a success – but the streaming service has performed quite well for those of us who have tried it. We could view the technology behind it as another Big G game streaming service, or even out-license it to other companies.
Many of the participants in the experiment probably have little interest in the underlying technology. however, as the free loot that accompanied it was likely to dominate their attention. Google and Ubisoft said they would use Uplay to distribute free copies to those who had played for at least an hour.
Ubisoft had originally promised to send those who have qualified an email with instructions in the "weeks" after January 15th a little early, but be sure to.