In the previous week, the gaming world went through a lot at the Game Developers Conference. One thing we discovered was OnLive, a glimpse of the future.
One of the biggest entertainment grabbers at this years convention was Onlive, a Video Game on demand service that plans to integrate a low-end system and a high-end internet as one to play the most technologically advanced games out there, such as Crysis, on a crap computer.
The system, developed by Rearden, processes the Game’s happenings and simply streams it to your computer, but you have to think about all of the packets required to send to the Rearden servers, and then the packets sent back to you. That’s using a lot of your Upload and Downloading capabilities
The big issue that I foresee is obviously the lag, something that will be noticeable unless you have some super-connection.
Rearden assures reporters that lag won’t be a major issue, and if this is true it will really send the gaming industry to such an advanced level.