|GDC 2012: Lord of the Rings Online and D&D Online to begin cloud streaming|
|Posted: 08.03.2012 22:06 by||Comments: 0|
Both Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online made the successful transitions to going free-to-play, after originating as subscription-based MMOs. Now, both MMOs are going one step further, as cloud streaming MMOs which will obviate the need for taking up space on a hard drive or forcing players to download updates.
The tech being used is live-streaming service Gaikai, which originally when the company allowed gamers to smoothly play the Mass Effect 2 demo purely via streaming.
Gaikai later made more controversial waves by claiming either Microsoft or Sony would of the next console generation, and would announce it at E3 2012.