True Device to Device Multi-Player?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm in Threads > Games

How long do you think it will be before we’re able to play true device to device multi-player games? And what hardware and/or wireless internet improvements will have to be made to make it an enjoyable experience?

I think LTE data speeds are a given. But I feel hardware is getting very close with the Tegra3.

  • Fugu

    Don’t we have that now? I thought there have been a few FPS android games that run true multiplayer. The low latency in LTE definitely means you can play multiplayer games as well as you can on a landline internet connection. At this point I think a big problem is interface. Touch screen UI takes up space that you now can’t display things, which means less game on the screen.

    I’m really looking forward to the next year or so in innovation for mobile gaming. With the now popularity of 7″ tablets, massive processor capabilities of the next gen chips and the trickling out of hardware controls for phones and the likes I think we’re starting to enter a new age of gaming.

  • Thorpeland

    I don’t think there are currently any games where you can play head to head with someone in a FPS on a mobile device. Or Android for that matter, just yet. Id really like to play some sports games against people too.

    But you’re right. Its a new age of gaming and its headed to the world of mobile.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      All the Gameloft FPS games have online multiplayer.

  • nuri

    I’m sure that with all these devices coming out with Tegra 3′s it won’t be long before you see real-time multiplayer games (specifically FPS’s as mentioned above) in the market.

  • christiaangombert

    I would love to see Wifi-direct being more implemented in games. So you don’t need a wifi network to start a multiplayer game. If Angry Bob only had this feature…