XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Pete Carah pete at altadena.net
Sat Jan 28 14:54:45 CST 2012


On 01/28/2012 12:01 PM, Josh Hoppes wrote:
> ...

> There is also the system
> Blizzard is using for World of Warcraft where the game can stream
> content down while playing. Most of these publishers/developers
> already have pretty good grasps on what capabilities are at their
> disposal thanks to the DLC model they have now, they will just be
> going an order of magnitude larger on the downloads. I wonder how many
> will also attempt to leverage P2P models as well to assist CDNs,
Blizzard already does this, torrent-like downloads for larger patch
sets.  At least,
unlike torrent itself, the upload direction does stop when you stop the
game...
> cheaper for them and maybe even a revenue generator for ISPs charging
> for transfer overages.
-- Pete




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