Since the advent of streaming there is a clear trend that gaming is steering away from consoles which currently dominate the landscape.
Why do these articles keep popping up. In the near future it isn't happening.
A no-name site probably doing it for clicks
Ummm yes it is. 2 years from now you will have main steam capable streaming services. MS has a dedicated team alone making one. Other companies are just invested.
No you wont.
Streaming will be a bigger option, but hardware isn't leaving anytime soon.
Sony is kind of doing it now but I don't think PlayStation Now works on mobile. Google is rumored to be doing something and I could maybe see Amazon getting involved too. It is a nice option but we still need dedicated hardware as well, it should remain optional.
until a solid internet connection with good speed is available everywhere, this gaming model will never happen - it would leave too many potential customers unable to play - and the games industry is not about to use a model that reduces the amount of potential customers they could get.
This. Much of the world would be shut out of gaming either due to slow speeds or bandwidth caps to make this the defacto standard anywhere in the near future. Might it be a budget option in the future for those who can't afford the hardware but have good enough internet (of course if you can afford fast internet, why not a $400 console)? Sure. But gaming consoles in your house aren't going anywhere. Same with digital only games. Discs are required to ensure as many people as possible can play. Many people in Australia won't be thrilled if they can only buy games digitally.
everything is future but thats if they fix buffering, lag and more importantly can we sell the game we bought?
Every streaming service has been rejected by consumers, it’s fine for non interactive media but for gaming customers have voted with their wallets.
No it won't until the Internet infrastructure is improved just about everywhere, without bullshit date caps and reductions in speed.
This guy^ understands.
Jensen Huang from Nvidia pitched this crap that game streaming servers was the future. The crowd was so silent it was deafening.
What people like Huang want is it to be the future because then they get and endless monthly supply of money while the consumer gets the shaft by not only paying a monthly fee to game but also fot internet access so yeah why wouldnt they want it to be the future thankfully people are a little smarter than MS and people like Huang thought.
Not with datacaps, no net neutraility and subpar internet its not.
Not a near future, and not a good future.
If streaming becomes how gaming is done I'll have to quit. Data limits. In our area there is not even an option for unlimited.
No thanks, not for me.
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