Crysis for the iPhone demos OnLive service
Crysis for the iPhone introduces a new service that allows owners to literally stream the game from a remote computer and play it in full form directly on their device. During the DICE Summit in Las Vegas last week, OnLive was on deck showcasing their game streaming software running on Apple's venerable smartphone. Introducing a new concept that really hasn't been seen before, the demo of Crysis ran “fast and smooth” by running the game and rendering it all from a remote computer – which then streams the video to the iPhone while streaming controls back to the game itself. In reality though, it may prove to be a bit more difficult when you consider the myriad of factors that can cause the experience to stutter. Not isolating itself on the iPhone, OnLive is quite convinced that it can be accomplished and mentioned that it could work on “tablets” as well – which could potentially mean an appearance on the iPad some time down the road.