Thursday, September 10 2009 @ 01:58 PM BST
Contributed by: Admin
By Bryn Williams
David Perry's new cloud computing game service, Gaikai, will go into a round of closed beta testing in Europe before North America. The man behind the new service told that Europe's response to the service has shown "enormous enthusiasm."
The beta test is currently scheduled to begin later this month, and interested parties can head over to the official Gaikai beta test application page and submit details. Perry aims to "bring the servers to their knees" during the closed beta so he can get a good idea of how many to order. He also wants to test "older" computers to make sure he can reach "the widest audience possible" at launch.
Using Gaikai requires no 3D card nor any software to be installed. Once the invite is sent you can play the test games. Those invites will go out one at a time based on location, and Perry hopes to add new players every few seconds.
All you need is a broadband connection and a computer workable enough to display incoming video.