IGN - Will Valve Try to Mimic OnLive?

IGN - With Steam occupying the top spot in the PC digital distribution business, the way Valve decides to develop its service over the coming years will have a significant effect on how we purchase and play PC games. One competitor, OnLive, offers a different distribution method than Valve. Instead of downloading games to your hard drive and relying on your local hardware to power the experience, OnLive's service takes care of all that on its server clusters. You simply log into the service, click on the game you want to play, and seconds later are dropped into the experience. That means you can play something like Deus Ex: Human Revolution on a poorly equipped PC.

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dangert122640d ago

Rather have the content on my comp

Geralt2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Agree, but I don't see why the option shouldn't be there for people who don't want to have the game installed or don't have a powerful enough system.

I'm certain Valve will, not any time in the near future though. a

Chocoboh2640d ago

Not anywheres close in the future. Not till every nation can download without bandwidth caps and everyone can have a speed rate of dl/100mbps+ ul/50mps+

Only then if that ever happens can I see the future of services like OnLive and digital distribution take over the market.

DeadlyFire2640d ago

Around 2020-2030 we might hear of Valve developing this. As Bandwidth by that time in many nations will hit the mark.

I don't know if you guys know this, but there was a deal for internet to reach up to 100 Mbps national average bandwitdth by 2020-2030 signed in almost every major country. So its likely this option will come about at some point when the technology hits that point.

Shackdaddy8362640d ago

If they do I'm sure they will offer both options and do a better job than onlive does.

DiRtY2640d ago

Apple will with the next Apple TV. Mark my words.

Stealth2k2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Sorry I like to own the game. And with steam I do that

Its not even close to being the same

Besides physical is where all the money is at in terms of game industry profit.......... which is 70+ percent of it

Kee2640d ago

I thought steam already had game streaming... I thought that's what steamplay was.

Pandamobile2639d ago

Steamplay gives you the same game on multiple platforms. Like, but pc version, receive mac version and vice versa.

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