Project Stream
The idea of streaming a game to an end consumer isn't a radically new idea. It's been around for years now in one form or another, including with current services like PlayStation Now or Nvidia's similarly named GeForce Now. But streaming a game through a browser? Well, that's a bit different and not really something that's been done on the scale of a AAA game.

At least, it wasn't a thing until now. Google, of all companies, announced Project Stream earlier today. They're calling it a "technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming." Their first test is to see whether or not a game like Assassin's Creed Odyssey can be streamed through your Chrome browser.
The idea of streaming such graphically-rich content that requires near-instant interaction between the game controller and the graphics on the screen poses a number of challenges. When streaming TV or movies, consumers are comfortable with a few seconds of buffering at the start, but streaming high-quality games requires latency measured in milliseconds, with no graphic degradation.

Google currently has signups open for Project Stream testing, but spaces are limited. You can sign up for a chance to be selected for this limited test on the Project Stream website.