Oscar Clark has provided some commentary in regards to the rumored cloud-based gaming features that will be included in the upcoming PS4 and Xbox 720. According to a report by The Guardian on Feb. 15, the analyst believed that the technology will be “critically important” to both next-generation systems. However, cloud-based gaming has to overcome several challenges such as the possible “connection, bandwidth and latency” liabilities. You can check out some designs of the PS4 and Xbox 720 from fans in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Oscar Clark below (courtesy of The Guardian):
I am convinced that smart, scalable cloud technology is going to be critically important but we mustn't forget that it depends on the reliability of the connection, bandwidth and latency. The challenge [is] how much to rely on the device and how much on the server.
Sony recently purchase the cloud-based gaming service company known as Gaikai, leading some to believe that it would implemented into the upcoming PS4. Several leaked documents also suggested that Microsoft would be using a similar technology with the Xbox 720. The two next-generation gaming systems are expected to launch in the North American region later this year. Sony is most likely make a formally announcement on the PS4 console on Feb. 20.