Eidos Executive Tells Broadband Providers They’re Holding Back Gaming

Longtime Eidos executive and co-founder of Games Workshop Ian Livingstone has told broadband providers that they’re holding back the gaming industry.

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum on Wednesday in a 20-minute presentation titled “Super Fast Broadband for Super Fast Games Market,” Livingstone told the telecom operators in the audience that “what we need is super-speed broadband” to keep up with the industry’s growing demands.

Livingstone said:

“Big games need big broadband. It’s kind of crazy that we’re fighting broadband the whole time in our industry. You’re kind of holding us back in many respects. We want to do more.

“Gamers are the most demanding of Internet users. Game developers will all be pushing the limit of what technology has to offer. So, you must plan for what you can’t predict as well as what you can. Super-fast games will drive demand for super-fast broadband, so, ISPs, please do not rest on your laurels.”

Hear, hear.

via PC Gamer

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1 Comment on Eidos Executive Tells Broadband Providers They’re Holding Back Gaming


On October 21, 2012 at 3:50 am

With platforms like Steam, Impulse, and the like taking off and many game downloads clocking in at 15-25 GB these days he is absolutely right. The ludicrous caps most ISP’s are imposing on customers all the while raising prices is going to be a real problem for the growth of gaming in the very near future.