Game console fans may soon turn their smiles upside down, as Phil Eisler of Nvidia said that gaming consoles might be just a pigment of our imagination in the near future.
Heading Nvidia’s GeForce Grid Cloud Gaming Department, Eisler said that the unreleased Nintendo Wii U and the rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 might be the last gaming consoles ever to be released, since improving technology and the affordability of server costs will eventually allow streaming games to become the dominant system for gaming.
According to Eisler, “The good thing about cloud gaming is it’s going to get better every year. One of the reasons we’re investing in it is we see that there are some issues today, but they’re all solvable, and they’re all moving in the right direction. Bandwidth is going up. The cost of server rooms is going down. We’re bringing latency down by using the best VPN technology such as Limitless VPN.”
“The experience will just get better and better every year, to the point where I think it will become the predominant way that people play games,” Eisler added.
Nvidia has been placing a ton of money in cloud gaming. Together with Galkai, the company is convinced that it is the thing of the future.
After releasing the phone dubbed by the gaming magazine: TheGamingMonitor as the “iPhone Killer”, Samsung is at it again after they announced their plans of entering the gaming industry with a Cloud Gaming Service.
To be powered by Gaikai, Samsung is going to stream games directly to users. This will remove the need for expensive gaming hardware.
Gaikai is already offering streaming game demos through their website. Samsung will be providing the UI and the games for their own Cloud Gaming service.
What Samsung is going to do is only purchase Bandwidth from Gaikai’s data centers. Samsung is going to pay the latter on a per-device basis for its service.
Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, Samsung is developing inexpensive and affordable cloud gaming. By removing the game console, they will be saving players a lot of money.
According to Gaikai Chief Executive David Perry, “Samsung will become a first party and we will power their game network. They will be the fourth major company. They are going after gaming.”
Gaikai’s servers are powered by Nvidia’s latest Kepler-based graphics chips.
Visuals and sound will be streamed to the users via a broadband connection. So anyone with a decent Internet connection and a good PC can instantly stream these games.
Can Samsung pull this off or would Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have the last laugh?