Nvida Cloud Gaming Honcho Sez Cloud Gaming Will Rule The World

There is no doubt that people will use the option to stream their games with increasing frequency as the technology matures. Convenience can’t be argued with. But will cloud gaming ever become the industry standard? You can bet the biggest powers within the industry think so. Like Nvidia’s GeForce Grid Cloud Gaming general manager Phil Eisler. Speaking to Venture Beat, he had this to say:

“They say this is the last console, and I am certainly a believer in that,” Eisler said. “The last one is almost 10 years old now in terms of the technology. As we go through time, 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.”

He then made this bold prediction. “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.”

Obviously, his entire job depends on this prediction coming true, so he has a strong incentive to talk it up. But if you’ll allow me a rebuttal:

No it won’t.

No, seriously, no it won’t.

No, no it won’t.

Here’s why.

Via VG 24/7

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4 Comments on Nvida Cloud Gaming Honcho Sez Cloud Gaming Will Rule The World

LTenhet

On September 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Yeah I really want to pay full price to, essentially, rent a game, and when they decide to stop carrying it, or get bought out, or shutdown. WHOOPS, no game for you!

Aids

On September 25, 2012 at 2:03 am

Love the idea of CONSTANT internet connection to utilize a product. Amount of bandwidth that will be bogged down between business applications and games even with a fiber optics computer line is still gonna be .

Come on Nvidia. Don’t be a stupid. Think before you spew bull. Don’t be an EA, no one likes them.

Ross Lincoln

On September 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

Update: I had intended to include this link at the end: http://www.gamefront.com/video-game-streaming-bridge-to-the-future-or-just-one-too-far/

I have now added it. That’s my rebuttal.

Ltenhet

On September 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

You know I kind of wondered why the “Here’s why” had nothing after it, figured that maybe the idea was so laughable you didn’t even need to name a reason.