Hit-and-miss would be generous.
Yeah, cloud gaming will forever suck. I don’t care what anyone says, the concept was designed for the companies to own more of their own product and nothing more. It’s to make more money off the backs of us gamers, be it voluntarily or involuntarily.
pretty sure Gaikai and some other cloud services weren't developed for game publishers to own more of their product. Honestly this was something I always felt gaming could take advantage of. I was a kid when the Sega Channel rolled out and it was a tremendously useful and a beneficial service. Also keep in mind that some families or gamers can't afford $60+ a month on games but most can afford the service price to have access to a lineup of games. For whatever reason/s cloud gaming just still doesn't work as it should; apparently. I haven't tried PS Now it was in beta form early on. Anyway regardless of opinion as to why or value of these can be beneficial services.
My comment in on an article pertaining to PS Now. Of course I also mean PS Now and what it was beforehand: Gaiki. Same goes with Xbox Game Pass’ cloud service, as well as Game Pass itself. Netflix also counts. It’s not just in gaming. I don’t like the naivety. Just read up on the topic next time will ya.
@Senor Gaikai was not a publisher-owned service, though. Neither is Nvidia Now. These companies must see some value in providing these services beyond "owning more of their own product". (Whatever that even means) It's crazy to say the same of Netflix, too. There's a very obvious reason why companies are going the service route. It's nothing conspiratorial, but it is, like literally everything any company does, aimed at increasing their own profits. Just read up on the topic and you'll get a basic understanding of it.
Yeah technology will never improve is always a good bet to make.
Tbf the issues this tech faces aren't easily if ever solved. The primary issues it faces is limitations due to speed if light and distance from exchanges and servers which for plenty of people can never realistically be fixed and will for the foreseeable future likely be an issue on games that require quick reactions and low input lag.
In a way but the geforce now seems to take the approach of we don't care what games you own as long as the publisher agrees you can use your existing license tomplay the game you already own in the cloud free but if you want extended okay sessions you need to pay for our resources.
It’s getting better. I’ve used Luna and have had 0 issues with latency. I also don’t have the best bandwidth either. I definitely like the idea of paying an annual price to play games, especially since games are more expensive now and being an adult doesn’t really allow me to just pour all my money into my hobby.
Solution 1: Faster than light internet speeds Solution 2: Quantum computers perfectly predicting your moves before you do them and time them so it feels like there's 0 latency
Well the latter isn't possible aaaand the former.... also isn't possible.
It's a concept designed to increase their revenue, in order for this to work the consumer has to see some value in the offering. Most consumers pay for a convenience, service, entertainment. I don't know if cloud gaming will forever suck, tech will improve exponentially over the next decade so that remains to be seen. These companies should be making money off your back since you're a gamer, how else would they stay in business, and generate income to fund more projects? There's shady practices out there, like pay to win, or the terrible loot box systems that have been in place for, well don't know how long. I honestly don't see an issue with cloud gaming if someone out there is getting use out of it, I won't go out of my way to pay for it, and it sounds like you wont either. These companies are competing for our $$ and are trying to find ways to make gaming more accessible and convenient let them try, and I hope they succeed.
"cloud gaming will forever suck" "Just read up on the topic next time will ya." Your two statements are diametrically opposed to one another.
I read up a bit more, still sucks
Yakuza: Like a dragon streaming on my phone and it runs pretty good. Maybe it's the type of game you Are playing.. like a dragon has turn base combat on gamepass and it don't have any major problems. I haven't heard a lot of problems streaming with gamepass.
I like twitch shooters, mostly. I’m not destined for this medium 😅
Disagree... It was designed to make gaming more accessible. It hasn't arrived if people are writing articles about how frustrating it is, but we should all be rooting for our games to be more accessible.
More accessible despite gaming being the most popular entertainment medium in the world. Accessibility in gaming should involve how to make games accessible for those who lack the physical ability to play comfortably. This is making it accessible in a financial sense, which I do not care about.
It's a downloadable title to so if streaming isn't working just download it.
That was my first thought, but you can only download on PS4/PS5. The PC App is streaming only.
@knightedHollow This is PCgamer. It should be understood that their readers are going to be PC users looking to find out if psnow is worth investing in. To make informed decisions as consumers, we need journalists like this to periodically review services and titles to see where they stand at the time.
Sony paid $350m for this technology. The largest acquisition ever by PlayStation. In future they will be moving to Azure so it'll be better.
There is nothing wrong with psnow, I tried it out input lag wasn't an issue for me at all. This dope from pcgaming or whatever should speak for himself. I just don't see the point, that's the problem. There are too many games for me to play locally that psnow is simply more games to play that i definitely won't. Just like gamepass, I simply don't play games enough as is to make such a service worth it.
"This dope from pcgaming or whatever should speak for himself" That's exactly what they're doing. They wrote an opinion piece about their experience. That is, in fact, speaking for themself.
Yeah I can use it fine. There's so many factors at play here like your distance from the isn't local exchange. Exchange capacity. Distance from exchange to the servers etc...
Can't download it to a PC...
Download it to the PS4,Pro or PS5.
@Elda The service is available on PC and doesn’t require ownership of a PS console.
So why not download it? Pc gamers always complaining
Because you can't? It is only streamable on PC.
I got a PS4 with a broken disc drive for $100 and still using it. I will never like streaming, unless it's a slow(no reflexes needed) game. Author said it wasn't worth it, for the month, but that's only if you're playing on PC. I paid like $40 for a whole year, and it's definitely worth it if you have a PS4, otherwise, naw.
Hmmmm probably because you can't?
I'm trying to wrap my head around how dumb this comment was.
People can say "just download it to your PS4" all day long - but if they're selling a service/product on PC, it should be an acceptable experience on PC, and shouldn't require ownership of a PS4 if the service does not.
PS Now is not an acceptable service on PC? You should contact customer service.
According to the article / author above, no. But that is not my opinion, nor do I have one - I haven't tried it on PC.
I don't believe them, no one rages harder than Kratos
This comment wins all day 🤣🤣💯
i dont like streaming, but i managed to get the platinum in the first God of war (PS3), on psnow. it was playable, but not the best experience
Streaming will never be the best experience.
Just get a ps4 or 5 and play it there, downloaded or physical copy. Problem solved. Don't stick to streaming game services before we have like..2030
He's taking about the experience playing on pc, v which is streaming only. The point is to not have to buy a ps4/5. But yeah, if you want the proper experience, you just have to play it local on the console.
Exactly. No matter if its on pc or a console..streaming video games is just not a great way to experience them so far. And I highly doubt that will radically change in the next 5 years.
This is why cloud will never replace console! There will always be issues with stuff like input lag. You just can't 100% replicate the experience of playing locally on a console. I'm cool with the subscription services, but you need to be able to download the games to get a good experience.
Want solid FPS and pristine 4K resolution you don’t stream…which is why I laugh at those who care what box has more power then turn around and stream a game, makes no sense
I stream on the cloud! Works perfectly 🤣
It worked good for me too, but I didn't try it on the PC and only streamed some games to my PS4 pro when I tried the sub. It wasn't horrible, but the things the author points out are legitimate issues with games that require precision. There were small hiccups, but I will always prefer the download to avoid any of those issues.
Buy the game, play the game, don't stream the game.
did they upgrade ps4 games to 1080p? avengers played and looked good.
PS Now is only good for the downloadable games. The streaming is horrible for FPSs and any game that requires quick button reaction time.
Look if you have a pc and really want to play the ps exclusive games that aren't coming to pc/haven't yet been announced as coming to pc and don't want to have to wait. The solution is simple. Buy a ps console.
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