Some time ago, we reviewed Onlive and thought that this would be an innovative concept. However, after some time, we found another website which claimed to be similar to Onlive. So, here we are, waiting for our beta testing account from the Gaikai. Meanwhile we are sneak previewing at what we are going to expect.
The FAQ part of the website seemed to give us some interesting tidbits about our experience ahead. The website claims that we could play games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft online without downloading any software. World of Warcraft? This would satisfy the millions of gamers playing World of Warcraft by allowing them to play the game anywhere they went. They offer a demo to users who want to try and test their games or applications. The online service for playing a game or using a software is free but users need to buy the application or game at retail or publisher’s price in order to play beyond the demo time.
One of the best features about this technology is it doesn’t require any program to be downloaded – just Flash and Java. In other words, it’s like an interactive streaming video. Right now they don’t have servers available all over the world but they claim to be expanding their service.
The website has a few plans for future as well. They want to include not only games but also software and other resource utilities for enhancing the user experience. With all this to look forward to, we are ready for experiencing this new breakthrough in online interactive applications.