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2K president – Games to shift towards “server-based” model

Monday, 20th April 2009 10:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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2K Games founder and president, Christoph Hartmann, has told GI that he believes Cloud gaming is to play a key role in the industry’s future.

“What we think the future will be is the market will shift to more server-based games – similar to the movie business where most people just rent instead of view films in the cinema,” said Hartmann, speaking at MI6.

“We’re looking into that. But given that we’re a boutique powerhouse and really only focus on one thing at a time, we’re not going to do it like other big people and place five bets. We’re going to pick the right opportunity and go after it. The whole market is shifting online and it’s the direction that we want to take.”

Maybe OnLive wasn’t so mental after all. Full thing through the link.

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2 Comments

  1. Tiger Walts

    The ‘massive gaming’ potential that cloud computing opens up is something that has been painfully overlooked. While everyone was bitching on about feasibility very few considered what new innovations could be had. If I said “1000 player deathmatch”, you’d think I was mad but cloud computing can make it a reality. Even if it’s just 640×480, I’d want to try that.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    While everyone was bitching on about feasibility very few considered what new innovations could be had.

    I dunno… I think most people admitted that it would be a good thing.

    It’s probably more the case that people don’t like being lied to by egotistical execs at arrogant companies who promise mountains, but deliver overpriced mole hills.

    It happens way too often in this industry.

    #2 6 years ago

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