Bethesda Softworks announces
Orion, "a patented collection of software
technologies that optimize game engines for superior performance in a streaming
environment." Developed by id Software, they say this is "platform-agnostic"
game streaming technology to allow games to stream with lower latency and lower
bandwidth at higher quality. Here's a bit:
In contrast to game streaming
services that focus on hardware solutions to stream games, Orion is game
engine-based technology that optimizes a game for the cloud. Integrated within
the game engine itself, Orion can achieve dramatic latency reductions of up to
20% per frame and requires up to 40% less bandwidth. The Orion technology is
complementary to the hardware technology in data centers built by other
streaming providers, ensuring much better results when paired together.