Perlman Seeks to Deliver Console Gaming Electronically24 Mar, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Former original Apple developer and founder of WebTV Networks Steve Perlman is seeking to expand gaming by allowing users to access video games through an Internet-connected server, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Perlman’s Rearden LLC has developed the technology to allow console-free playing by compressing and decompressing large amounts of data quickly — currently no such application exists for video gaming, according to the WSJ. The technology has been in development for seven years and will debut later this year by a company called OnLive, which says it will bow games from Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive Software and THQ.
The technology will also allow gamers to play on their TVs through a chip called the OnLive MicroConsole, which would convert the Web feed to play on a TV, the WSJ reported.
Perlman’s previous experience in the video game industry includes founding Catapult Entertainment in the 1990s, which developed modems for Sega and Nintendo, the WSJ reported.