I supposed it depends how well it's implemented. I kept expecting OnLive to stink, but people kept insisting it worked rather well. Probably not for 3 Mbps DSL people with a 150GB cap, but well for most folks.
I don't have caps on my WISP...YET. But when I start seeing hundreds of users pulling 10 TB per month, something has got to go.
Granted upstream costs are going down, but it still costs money -- However it's the figurative last mile or in my deployments the literal last kilometer that would cost me to upgrade. That means more APs per location and that means a spectrum coordination nightmare.
Microsoft already came out and said that for their next system they recommend a 1.5MBps connection..(not a 1.5Mbps) for a better experience. Tested my connection and I only ended up at a begging 1.2MBps... @50ms... *Groans* I would imagine Sony's system to require about the same speed.
So it will be interesting to see how this pans out.
*Sighs* That recent article on Gizmodo about the state of internet in this country depressed me a great deal. /random
1.5mpbs doesn't even meet most definitions of broadband anymore. I would imagine you would need something decent for online gaming. Then again that's why we have offline gaming, for those of us like like it and for everyone else that lives in the sticks.
And I really didn't take much advantage of it. I think I played one PS2 game on it. I don't play too many games multiple times. On the PS3 I think I've only played the inFamous games more than once.
1. I don't think I feel too happy having to rebuy them on a ps4. 2. I dont' think I have a large need to buy them on my ps4 3. When I buy a ps4 I'll put the ps3 in the bedroom which will add a bluray player there, so i'll still have my PS3 if I need it (Sorry Original Xbox, you're getting voted off the island).
This will fail.. More gamers lack affordable broadband options than what the government and incumbent providers claim thats out there.. No way in hell am I going to let a game eat up 3 gb of my data from playing it a couple times because it has to stream to my device... Maybe in a perfect uncapped fiber world that everyone seems to argue against all the time because they have theirs, but whatever.. This is only going to do soo far before it gets scrapped unless something real happens in the provider of internet access world.
I had preordered both the XBOX One and PS4 for launch day at Amazon. But now the excitement has worn off and I don't give two squirts of piss about either of these consoles any more. I cancelled both preorders. They can suck it. -- Nocchi rules.
If this is successful as it is on PC with Steam, then you can say good-bye to gaming stores such as GameStop. Netflex killed Blockbuster now it looks as if streaming will kill Gamestop. The net is becoming a multimedia giant, but I fear the price will be steep.
I think Sony is dumb to win streaming business. They made good attempt on Crackle, but PSN is very disappointing. M$ is trying Steam model with flash sales. If Sony offered that I would have library of games that I will never play. I expect Sony streaming solution being 'meh' -- Semper Fi