Microsoft’s ‘DeLorean’ Defeats Cloud Gaming Lag by Predicting Gamer’s Next Move



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Microsoft is pulling more stunts again. You'd think they would focus on making high quality games instead of pumping out BS tech again. It seems that they have not learned their lesson. I was thinking about getting an Xbox One today until I read this. Most gamers like to run their games locally and have control of them. Moreover, having powerful consoles and computers that compete with each other is part of the fun. Running games in the cloud takes all of that away. In the long run consumers will end up having no control over the games they purchase and paying the same amount they would for a console with games running locally. Hopefully, gamers will not buy into this model of gaming.


Peanut Fox

I wonder if this could lead to game designers making choices based on how easy it is for Delorean to predict the player's actions. In other words will we eventually see games held back or at least changes in how a game is played to appease the current limitations of cloud gaming.


Bullwinkle J Moose

Sounds like Microsoft is putting Global Warming into high gear

Let's waste a few more gigawatts making wrong guesses
That will fix it!
That will fix everything!

Why not get Wi-Fi direct working locally and FUCK the wide area cloud network

If we want the cloud, we can get there from our networked game computer that we stream "locally" to our tablet without the lag

As long as the gaming computer has fast Internet, you should only need to stream locally to a tablet

Why must they complicate everything and add the lag in the first place?

Steam has NO Noticeable Lag when playing online without the streaming option

So, just remove the local streaming lag with wi-fi direct or whatever comes next like NVidia is doing


Arthur Dent

You really go out of your way to be negative don't you? "Global Warming into high gear". Like this will have any effect on Climate Change. With that logic we should turn off the internet and all clouud services.

And I use a browser extension to make stupid technology buzzwords funny. As a result your comment read "If we want my butt, we can get there from our networked game". Thanks for the laughs!


Bullwinkle J Moose

Oh wow, I diddn't realize that trying to make streaming work for everyone instead of just a locked down Corporate Monolith was negative

Thanks for correcting me



You shall receive fifty lashes with a live monkey for using the word "desiderata."



I have the same impression (long time ago in another article, despite it was different word). I wonder who is he trying to impress by using fancy words?! Tech reviews/articles should be devoid of such exquisite and pompous terms.



I think they should use an extensive vocabulary. I think it shows skill at what they do. You should be thanking them really. By using a word you may not know the meaning to makes you look it up and learn something new; in this case a definition.

Kudos to MaxPC for using words outside of the norm.



Imagine what this could mean for Xbox. If they could start console streaming games rendered on a PC with a reasonable latency, the PC/Console gap would be that much shorter. I'm going to go ahead and assume this is their aim here.



You know, I hadn't even thought of that. This really would be something for the next generation of consoles. The price of a streaming box could be dirt cheap compared to current console prices, and we know how much companies love subscriptions over one-time purchases.




Cloud gaming shouldn't even be a considered option until the majority of the United States has FTTH. As a PC gamer I cannot stand playing games over Onlive, and even Steam local Streaming is still frustratingly noticeable.

It would be awesome if cloud gaming could replace consoles, and no have the latency issues. I will always prefer my games being locally for things such as modding, and customizing.



As long as it works better than predictive text on my phone...

Wait a minute, I couldn't give the cube-root of half a shit about cloud computing. That's why I built a gaming pc in the first place.



You use a computer to game on because of lack of alternatives, not because you "wanted" to. If this technology was mastered in the 90's you might be saying "I don't give the cube-root of half a shit about a gaming computer" I have cloud computing.



And what if I wanted to have a personal copy of all the games I purchased rather than having access to a library from a service that could go poof at any moment?

And no, Steam doesn't count. I still have a copy of the game and if it goes out, aside from Valve's good word, there are plenty of hacker groups who've detached games from Steam.