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Latency holds serious gamers back from streaming

Further evidence that serious gamers are not ready to embrace streaming has come from Ipsos MORI’s GameTrack survey for GamesIndustry.biz. It found that only 3% of serious gamers are very interested in playing via a Netflix-style streaming service instead of via a dedicated console or PC, and that 70% have little interest at all. We are talking here about serious rather than casual gaming, since the latter is now being widely played on smartphones. A major difference is that for serious gaming ultra-low latency is critical rather than just a nice to have and that is a major barrier to adoption of streaming at a time when the major tech players have been coming in with offerings. Google launched its…

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