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27. Re: NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming Jan 7, 2013, 16:15 Beamer
Krizzen wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 15:58:
InBlack wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 10:59:
To be fair to them, this shit might be worth it a few years down the line so Im guessing that Nvidia is pushing this more as a long term engineering roadmap/investment plan.

Nope. Low latency is the key to head mounted displays for a full "VR" experience, and it's likely coming in a few years. Cloud gaming is a dead end deal for the future of gaming.

That's not to say that streaming games over the internet isn't cool as hell. I think it's amazing, but to me it's still just that -- cool. Usable? Marginally so.

For more info than you'll need, check the "Latency" post on this Valve Software blog:

I don't agree that head mounted full VR is going to catch on. As cool as it is in theory, it's also an isolation booth.

As gamers get older, I think they're also getting less interested in being wholly immersed. At some point having at least a minor situational awareness of the house around you begins to be more important than the total immersion VR could offer.

And I just don't see people wanting to sit there with anything on their heads. It's among the many reasons 3D hasn't caught on at home.
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