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Traditional Gaming Consoles to Level Up according to Nvidia

Lyndsay Moir: "It has been said that the Xbox 720 and PS4 will be the last of it’s kind for traditional home gaming consoles according to Nvidia’s cloud gaming boss, Phil Eisler. He stated in a recent interview that with technological improvements, and lower server costs, streaming games will become the new norm, and take over as the predominant way in which people are choosing to play their games."

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WiiUalpha1373d ago

It has no impact on how we play though. It's just another form of delivering the game. When I saw the headline it made me think of some new type of CPU/RAM/GPU, something that will actually impact gaming. Cloud gaming is nice but it does nothing for the 720 or PS4 that PS3 and 360 couldnt benefit from today.

DeadlyFire1373d ago

I don't think people will chose to not hold their disc and game data. It will be forced upon us. Not for another 5-10 years when bandwidth network hits a real tipping point with speeds do I see this as being remotely possible.

FredEffinChopin1373d ago

Not only when it hits that point, but when that kind of speed becomes overwhelmingly common. Otherwise they're cutting out a huge chunk of the gaming population prematurely, and getting a lot of other people annoyed in the process.

Though as you said, even when it is totally feasible, people will still feel forced. I know I will.

DeadlyFire1372d ago

I think honestly this post is just NVIDIA boasting about CUDA being used in Cloud services since they are not on consoles and likely already know some cloud tech and plans from Sony/Microsoft to use cloud tech at some point in their new console's lifetime.

I personally believe that Cloud gaming will be just another platform or extension to a platform. At least at first. I don't see it taking off as the mainstream way to play games for a long long time. OTOY is the only one that is promising better graphics than what you see on your home hardware for games. That type of tech could sell the Cloud platform very well. Other than that it will just be an extension of what we see on consoles and computers today alongside the normal games that are out there.

I do think it would be cool to have cross platform MMO play on Cloud service, but then again bandwidth is only thing in the way. I have 3 Mbps and still can't access either cloud service for even a test run. Its still awhile away from my reach.

Dms20121373d ago

Well, if Google fiber spreads quickly I can see this, but I still get terrible latency even with a 20/20 connection.

ZeroX98761373d ago

cloud gaming works well or me, We got a 80/40 with unlimited bandwidth. I`m very interested in cloud gaming, mainly because you don`t need to download the full games, patches, dlc, etc. Plus, for gamers like me where a pc cost a little bit too much to maintain it powerful enough to run new games, cloud gaming would be a great solution to that problem.

still, I don`t see everyone playing on those things, since you got mods on PC and we all know how they`re amazing (black mesa!:D). Cloud gaming will open PC gaming to a bigger audience, that`s exactly how PC gaming will always be there, but console gaming could and probably will become a thing of the past. that`s always IF cloud gaming does what it`s supposed to do.

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