It Will Suck: Vollee Streams WoW on iPhone Like Onlive Streams to Browser
You may have seen the below possibly fake Vollee iPhone Wow video. In it World of Warcraft is streaming to the iPhone. Mobile WoW has been a dream of many gamers for a long time. Whether it is real or not one thing is certain. It will suck.
Games like these are so graphics intensive that either the bandwidth requirements (larger than just playing the game yourself than through Vollees server despite compression) will either prevent Wow on iPhone from working at all or well enough to matter, or internet service providers will immediately begin capping bandwidth, or the fee paid to Vollee or Onlive will need to be so high that it will negate the benefits of this service. Why do I say this? Well the fact that the Vollee web site has been down for over 48 hours (probably due to server/bandwidth load due to the rumor of this story) does not exactly fill me with confidence.
Video of WoW iPhone with Vollee Streaming Service
When Will Mobile Wow Be a Reality?
Sure it is fun to think that this is a reality now. But it will suck. Only when hardware has advanced so much that our cell phones are basically like laptops complete with graphics cards, processors, and operating systems that could run World of Warcraft without Vollee will the experience using Vollee be good enough.
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