SEGA wants to recover its Arcade machines among «you-fogs»

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The famous Japanese company SEGA has a long history in the world of video games, with great and historic releases behind it. We owe it to great titles and consoles, but now it is modernizing taking advantage of the benefits of new technologies that fog computing brings.

The recreational machines They are still very active, and more and more retrograming fans are building, restoring or using them using other alternative projects such as emulators and a Raspberry Pi. For this reason, SEGA wants to promote this desire of many users to renew themselves ...

Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Sony PlayStation Now,… more and more services are taking advantage of the power of cloud computing to develop this type of communication systems. streaming videogames. But SEGA has thought something different to these concepts, and that is to use that other paradigm of the fog where part of the resources of the device itself is used where it is playing and not so much leave all the work to the remote server ...

The idea is to update the already successful SEGA machines, reaching any device and anywhere, as long as you have a compatible connected device. But in this case, leaving part of the work to the device. In this way, the workload on the server is reduced a little and reduce lag that you can find in other services that I mentioned in the previous paragraph.

East project is yet to be defined, but from what is known for now, it will not require too powerful hardware to play, and it will probably work with less lag as estimated. Another uncertainty is whether it will leave Japan or will it be an exclusive project for the Japanese country. But if you go out, it could be a good alternative for pandemic situations, being able to bring recreational vehicles to your home.

Also, if it partly resembles services like Stadia, and they launch cross-platform clients, could be enjoyed on Linux distros too, or on Android. Although these are only my speculations ...


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