OnLive Demo: Crysis Running on iPhone?
Of course not, the iPhone’s hardware isn’t strong enough to run Crysis, but the clever folks at OnLive have figured a way to make Crysis playable on the iPhone.
Steve Perlman, Rearden Founder and CEO, gave a presentation of OnLive to a class of college students at Columbia University. About half way into his presentation we get a glimpse of him playing Crysis on the iPhone.
So how is this even possible? Is it even real?
Yes it’s all real.
Normally if you wanted to play Crysis with the highest graphical settings, you’d have to spend a few grand on the latest PC hardware. And if you’re anything like me, you probably don’t have mountains of cash to burn.
So what’s a gamer to do, not enough cash but you still want to play Crysis so bad. That’s where OnLive comes into the picture.
Instead of running Crysis locally on your own machine, you can play Crysis remotely on one of thousands of OnLive servers.
Basically what you see on your screen is a video stream of the game you’re playing, and each time you press a button on the controller OnLive sends that info to the remote server, all this happens within milliseconds.
This sounds all great, but there’s a catch, you’ll need a fast Internet connection, otherwise latency will ruin your whole experience.
For more details on how OnLive works I recommend watching the full presentation, it’s a tad lengthy though (48 minutes), but definitely worth watching.
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