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Cloud-based Gaming An Eventuality, States John Carmack

Carl Phillips
Cloud Computing, Games news, id Software, John Carmack

Cloud-based Gaming An Eventuality, States John Carmack

Here at Dealspwn we have a strong admiration for the gaming pioneer that is John Carmack, in fact Jon has even written him a heart-felt poem for the main man in the past. When he talks, we listen, and once again Carmack has dropped some pearls of wisdom for us to contemplate over, this time regarding his theories on the direction the industry will be taking in the future.

In a recent interview with Industry Gamers, the iD Software co-founder spoke of his feelings on how cloud gaming could eventually change how we enjoy our electronic entertainment.

Consumers have shown over and over again that convenience can often more than offset some quality issues, and there will be significant convenience wins possible there over optical media or digital downloads.  I think this is inevitable, but I wouldn't really want to be placing a bet on what the adoption rate is going to be.

With game streaming service OnLive picking up momentum as it progresses, and browser-based and fully fledged MMOs such as Battlestar Galactica Online growing in popularity, it’s hard to argue against Mr Carmack’s point of view.

His next FPS spectacular, RAGE, will be released later this year on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

So then fellow Dealspwners, what do you think about the topic of Cloud-based gaming? Is it the way forward for the industry, or will physical media and downloads continue to dominate our gaming lives? Tell us what you think in the comments! [Industry Gamers]

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