Cloud gaming - the end for traditional consoles?

2020 saw the beginning of the next generation of gaming when the PS5 and the Xbox Series X made their debut. While both boxes have their own share of innovative new features, from a technical perspective they’re not hugely different from the consoles of the last 20 years. They’re heavy boxes you put under your telly.

But, for a few years now, several companies have been trying their hand at developing “cloud gaming”. This is essentially the Apple Music or Spotify streaming approach, but for games. However, how does it stack up against shiny new consoles? Let’s find out.

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TheRealTedCruz43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Haha Haha

Not anytime soon, anyway.
It will only be when and if publishers/devs force our hand and make a conscious decision to make content only streaming. Which would only be a cost cutting measure on their part, so eventually expect that push, even if it's a ways off.

Genkins41d ago

"Cloud gaming - the end for traditional consoles?"

no. more ways to play your games is good idea though.

Vits43d ago

I agree with the ending of the article. Indeed it will take a while until streaming becomes as compeling as a traditional consoles. Though even when it reach that point I don't see them substituting consoles.

If anything it will become another pillar for gaming. Sharing space with PC, consoles and mobile.

rpvenom42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Only when input latency matches local consoles/PC.. and blazing fast internet is standard with absolutely no buffering or lag.. then maybe. But I don't foresee that happening anytime soon.

Steelerman42d ago

not while data caps are a thing with ISPs everywhere

Doomster197141d ago (Edited 41d ago )

In the US data caps are a thing. Data caps in the UK are pretty much non-existent. We only have data caps on mobile data

DeeeezNuuuts41d ago

Yeah, always boggles my mind that the US of all places has data caps, as you said, I've never seen data caps here in the UK unless it's mobile data.
Can't imagine having to ration my internet, crazy.

ApocalypseShadow41d ago

Maybe in the year 2050.

Right now? No.

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