Wednesday, June 17, 2009

OTOY Set to Revolutionize the Gaming Industry with Cloud-Based Gaming

This is amazing! A company called OTOY has developed a server-side technology that allows a user to play a video game through a web browser with super high quality (without any extra software or browser plug-ins). The technology is still being developed, but early previews show very playable, and fantastic-looking game play that could conceivably be played on any platform with a web browser. This technology has the potential to completely revolutionize the video game industry. The only concern here is the dependence on "the cloud." Since all of the processing takes place on a remote server, what happens when your Internet connection is down? Regardless, this technology looks very impressive, and could easily become a new source of subscription revenue for video game publishers. Take a look at the video demonstrations. Thanks Brandon! (Source: TechCrunch)