A new server-side game rendering service called OTOY is showcasing a technology that's so flexible, it can even stream the latest 3D games to your mobile phone screen.
Server-side rendering is potentially the next big leap in gaming. Currently, to play the latest games at their highest settings, you often need a specially built beast of a computer that costs a fortune and has all the aesthetic appeal of granite block. OTOY, along with an growing number of rival startups, is pioneering a means of handing over the task of running those games to a powerful server and just streaming the images to you from the cloud.
The workload for your home computer is effectively removed, enabling you to run those hardware intensive games from a simple browser. In fact, the system OTOY has come up with is so efficient, it'll run on almost any device that has a web browser, including mobile phones.