Sony: Cloud Gaming "An Amazing Business Model;" Cites Latency as Biggest Issue

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida thinks that cloud gaming is "an amazing business mode," but that it's biggest issue is fast response times (latency).

blackblades121d ago

That's one big issue for sure, another is requiring a connection.

ApocalypseShadow121d ago

Yeah. Connection as a requirement for all the games is a definite "NO!" Paying to be able to play but you can't play because the servers went down is a huge fat "NO!" Credit please. Refund please. Paying and you're getting a degraded image because everyone is online and you're waiting for your packets to hit your screen is a tremendous "NO!" Lol. Seriously.

But I love when they link websites you can't read unless you pay./S

And the funny thing is the original title in the article doesn't match what Sony's executive says. He believes it's a great opportunity in the article but it's more titled as a warning that gamers will not accept under delivering and under achieving with a stream. Most gamers demand accuracy and low latency. Especially in competition. That comes from local play. Not games miles away from your controller play.

GoodGuy09121d ago

Still too early for cloud gaming. Internet and mobile data still sucks in many areas unless you're livin really good.

excaliburps121d ago

Yep, and it will be this way for a long time still.

maniacmayhem121d ago

No, it won't. Look how far we've come in just the last five years. Tech is constantly growing, and it's growing even faster im countries outside the US.

blacktiger121d ago

Canadian guy here, and telling you, you are god damn wrong bro, 4 years ago I live in Barrie which is 1hr from Toronto had bad connection and thats what 2019 my friend. This will take forever because we live in such big land. Hard to cover.

Eonjay121d ago

Check out the work that Nvidia has done in reducing latency.

shinoff2183120d ago (Edited 120d ago )

Maniac the internet speeds haven't changed that much in 5 years. Just seen a chart for pa and so many areas have mediocre internet speed.

I was streaming video last night and my internet cut out for like 3 minutes. Then came back on. Yea man fk that

Abear21120d ago

Agreed, I remember when I thought lag was a PS2 era issue then realized it’s just where the servers are and who you are playing with. There will always be lag and this sucks for fighting and sports games, they play like trash online. This isn’t changing anytime soon unless servers are everywhere.

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343_Guilty_Spark121d ago

It’s not too early. It’s a process. You don’t start investing in the future. You start now.

shinoff2183120d ago

But not everyone wants that future. Ms trying to force it is part of the reason I'll be buying a used series x. I can't support that bs. I don't want it.

Petebloodyonion120d ago

Why are you pointing fingers at MS when It's Sony who just announced a Cloud Console?
I would understand if MS had the Serie Cloud or something like that but they don't.

Extermin8or3_120d ago

@petebloodyonion Sony announced a remote streaming console not a cloud streaming console.... the latter woukd have made more sense imo but hey...

blackblades120d ago

And to add some families still dont even have access to basic internet

gold_drake121d ago

yea, especially since you dont have a constant good connection all the time

senorfartcushion121d ago

“An amazing business model” is a scary thing to hear from *these* types of people.

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MIDGETonSTILTS17121d ago (Edited 121d ago )

Im expecting the moment global internet gets good enough for cloud gaming to be as reliable as a Gameboy to ALSO coincide with strong gaming hardware becoming portable too, diminishing the impact of cloud gaming….