Monday, February 17, 2014
Cloud Computing comes to Gaming
Companies like Netflix have shown what can be done with streaming. Recently the company unveiled that it would be start streaming videos in 4K. If that can be done, there is no reason why gamers cannot stream their gaming experience online. Recently Sony showed a demo of its real time streaming service that Gaikai can offer on the PS4.
The existence and the possibility of cloud gaming is a worry for manufacturers, and middlemen. If gamers start purchasing their games on the cloud, then the days of traditional gaming purchase are numbered. Sony has stated that it will be integrating this system with the PS Vita to allow gamers to play PS4 games on their Vita. Games delivered through through the cloud, with most of the heavy-lifting done on the server side, can make subpar gaming machines run more efficiently (forbes). The possibility for cloud gaming are endless if it does take off, the days of stores like Gamestop are numbered.
So what do you guys think, is the future of gaming on the cloud?