GDC 09 What’s It All Mean?
GDC has been busying itself with putting the games industry right this last week or so. Lots of very clever people talking about very clever things. But what does it all mean for us the gamers. Well it depends on what you think you’ll be playing in about 5 or so years. What sort of games you’ll want to play and exactly what the technology you’ll be playing them on will be.
It’s been a bit of a quiet year so far. Peter Molyneux has once again been waxing lyrical about an a new game he has been working on that will simply blow us away. But as per usual he can’t exactly tell us what it is. But it’s going to be amazing. Typical Molynuex.
The other interesting thing to come out of GDC so far has been the announcement of OnLive. It’s a way of streaming the most advanced games straight to your TV or monitor. They’re run on servers which then stream via broadband straight to a box (we presume). It means you don’t have to have an uber powerful PC or console and if the technology works successfully could really shake up the industry. It’s an exciting time to be a gamer, but exactly how well this will work is yet to be seen, though reports from journalists at the convention are of amazement as they play Crysis over the internet. Madness.