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GoD: Changing Mobile Gaming By Streaming Games?

In a new interview with sister mobile site Games On Deck, Julian Corbett, Vollee's Head of Business Development, has been talking about the company's eyebrow-raising plan
In a new interview with sister mobile site Games On Deck, Julian Corbett, Vollee's Head of Business Development, has been talking about the company's eyebrow-raising plans. Vollee intends to stream PC/console-quality titles to 3G phones over the network - with Activision, Codemasters and Encore Software already signed up. Corbett explains the company's surprising concept as follows: "Our new service, which we announced at CTIA, is our ability to stream PC games in a cost-effective, scalable and adapted way to any 3G handsets. Since all rendering is done on our servers the phone itself does not require any 3D capabilities to get this superior gaming experience." Elsewhere in the interview, he also details how the idea of streaming the video from a remotely-rendered title over a network originated: "The concept came from a realization that the current value chain is broken. Games on mobile are an average to poor experience for players. Parallel to this experience is the cost of making them is spiraling due to an ever increasing fragmentation in the market place, requiring up to 1M dollars to make and distribute a 3D mobile game across all the handsets. Finally the promise of mobile as a connected and always-on device is not being addressed creatively. Vollee is a solution to all those issues." The full interview with Corbett at Games On Deck also includes further details on plans, publisher partnerships, and the technical underpinnings for the service.

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