Cliffy B Thinks There is Nothing Wrong with a ‘Always On’ Connection
Gears of War creator and resident dude bro Cliff Bleszinski has stated that an ‘always on’ future is inevitable, and “edge cases” should not be considered over the masses. More details past the link.
On his personal blog, the King of fake chainsaw guns said, “My gut is telling me that an always online future is probably coming. It’s coming fast, and possibly to the majority of the devices you enjoy,”
“Remember when Microsoft made the decision to only allow broadband on Xbox Live? It was a bold move back then; broadband penetration wasn’t anywhere near what it is now. And yet the march of progress continued. Sooner or later our government, or Google, or any number of providers are going to get their shit together and we’ll have universally fast internet for the majority of the first world,”
Cliffy B also said that the next gen “won’t really give a shit” about always-on requirements, because most people will be used to it. Situation where ‘first world gamers’ don’t have access to an always-on internet, like when at a cabin for a weekend, are “edge cases”.
“Technology doesn’t advance by worrying about the edge case,” he said.
“If a service is good then people don’t mind paying for it. My iPad is always connected because I love browsing Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. I love the ecosystem of Itunes and the App store. If the ecosystem of an always connected device is fantastic then suddenly people don’t really seem to notice any more. When electricity came along and people had to have meters attached to their house they didn’t mind because they loved the idea of light bulbs, electric ranges, and refrigeration.”
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An always online connection is not the advancement of technology. It just holds gamers back. Gamers should have control weather they want to connect to the internet or not. It shouldn’t be a requirement, or something that’s forced down your throat. People have slow connections, outages, bad weather, visiting friends, and all sorts of reasons to not have a stable internet at all times.ore From Playeressence Mario Kart Double Dash Final Fantasy Vs 13 PS4 to Block Used Games 2 Wishlist on PS4? Via NFC Tech? Playeressence Original Next Generation News All the Top Gaming News Content & Shows Central, All info here For the day here