One of the game developer mogul, Bethesda is jumping on the cloud-gaming train with Orion, a software collection that optimizes game engines for streaming. ID Software, a subsidiary of Bethesda and the studio behind legendary shooters like Doom, has announces the software on-stage at E3 about Orion.
Essentially, Orion is designed to make games run better on platforms like Google's Stadia or Microsoft's xCloud. It works with any game and any platform, lowering latency by up to 20 percent per frame and reducing bandwidth demands by as much as 40 percent. Orion will work with any platform and any game.
Orion is a solution for the coming generation of games, which is looking to be The Era Of The Stream. Stadia, Google's ambitious streaming service, launches in November, and Microsoft is preparing xCloud for prime time. Orion will supposedly make it possible for folks with slower internet speeds or those who live from from datacenters to enjoy streamed games.
"With Orion, players can live far from data centers and still be able to stream Doom at 60fps, with 4K resolution and without perceptible latency," Bethesda director of publishing James Altman said.
Id Software promises Orion will deliver twitchy gameplay with "imperceptible latency."