As many of you may or may not know the Game Developers Conference had taken place March 23-27, which means you should be expecting a ton of news about games.
The future of gaming may have been revealed at GDC with the announcement of OnLive. OnLive will let practically anyone with a PC or Mac no matter how powerful the machine is play games, even games that need a powerful rig to play such as Crysis. The reason you will be able to play such powerful games on a low end machine is because your computer will connect to an extremely powerful server which relays everything to you, so the only thing you will need is a good internet connection. Not only will this work on PC and Mac but also your TV via OnLive MicroConsole. That $500 laptop you bought for school can now play the same games as your buddies $1500 computer with the same graphic settings. This very well could change the way we play games and open up many opportunities to play games for those who don’t have powerful computers or the cash to purchase a console. Isn’t the internet great? Are you curious and want to check it out? Click here to head to the OnLive website. If OnLive catches on it could mean trouble for hardware companies such as Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, Intel etc… The need for powerful hardware would decrease as gamers wouldn’t need the $500 console or video card anymore. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Here is a video from IGN displaying Crysis running on a laptop using OnLive, click here to be see the video.