As part of the interview I have given a few days ago, we asked Tim Willits, director of id Software, if I considered streaming the future of videogames. Willits called the technology an opportunity rather than a threat and was enthusiastic about what connectivity brings.
” Streaming is an exciting technology that opens up opportunities for more people to play more games and in a very convenient way. ” explained the id Software veteran. ” It constitutes an expansion of opportunity more than an absolute conquest. Streaming brings cutting-edge games to players who do not have computers or home consoles. The stream is here to stay definitively and I can not wait to see how it turns out, especially as broadband connections continue to expand. & Quot; I have added
The above in relation to the appearance of services like PS Now, Stadia and Project xCloud, which aims to redefine the video game industry over the next few years. The problems of this technology are still latency and, of course, the penetration of high speed internet worldwide.
In another point, Willits also explained that RAGE 2, the game that id Software is to launch, it would have been a little different to have been designed with stream in mind. RAGE 2 debuts on May 14 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.