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I think people forget though that this all powerful cloud is just lots and lots of Microsoft servers, and I'd be willing to bet that many of them are virtual.
Are Microsoft just going to keep adding servers as more games make use of the Cloud? Perhaps in the beginning but eventually it'll be more cost effective to simply 'turn off' the games that are getting on.
What happens to games like Titanfall when they can't access the Cloud any more?
The Cloud has great potential for changing the way we play games. Problem is that it also has great potential to kill the ability to replay old games.
I take your points, but surely the current positives outweigh any potential negatives a long way down the line in a future where this gen may not even be relevant anymore. I think it's pretty cool if it's down to Azure that they were just able to run a
Beta that two million players we're involved in and it ran pretty much flawlessly. I guess there will always be a risk of the kind you describe with purely online MP only games whether they are hosted with Azure or third party dedicated servers.
I think it's a bit sad people are willing to get invested in the current (or next) gen of gaming and aren't that bothered by whether or not it will be relevant in 10 years or so. I recently installed an old IDE drive on my PS2 and I'm having ridiculous fun
playing old games on it, especially as the SH HD collection is such a disaster on PS3. This whole cloud thing has me worried tbh. Could just be another way of enforcing technological obsolescence on people's gadgets. "Buy the xbox two if you want to keep playing
your old Halo games because we sure as *** aren't keeping Azure open just so some retro enthusiasts can keep playing Halo 5 on their dinky little Ones."
If you read the article you would see it not MS "going on about it" clearly the success of the Titanfall beta running sweetly while open to the whole One community can be classed as "results". It's fine I don't expect you to concede that point or agree.
Totally not disagreeing with that point. Personally I like to look forward, but that's just me. I have intentions to revisit old classics I have enjoyed but I never seem to find the time, and personally I find that sometimes the reality of revisiting old
timers doesn't do the memories justice.