Armoured_Bear wrote:Surely music is a good example of how it could work. You have the £10 a month for unlimited streaming of practically any song with average sound quality, but you still have the option of mega expensive hifi and CD/vinyl.
Most people don't really care for the absolute best performance, they just need it to be good enough. That's why consoles are so popular and why not everyone buys expensive PCs. Obviously the people who love playing games on max settings won't like it, but I'm sure they'll still be able to play games in a more traditional format, just like you can still buy blu rays and vinyl now
The Switch is a good example of this. To me, Super Mario Odyssey looks really nice playing on my average TV. If it had fancier graphics on a more powerful console, or a higher resolution on a better TV, it wouldn't fundamentally change how much I enjoyed the game. I imagine most people think like that.
The main challenge that streaming games will have will be input lag, if they can solve this so it's at a point you don't really notice then they've pretty much nailed it.
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