We spoke too soon regarding MMORPGs and at the rate things are going, soon we will be able to play World of Warcraft on your Android phone. Oh wait..we can! Thanks to a tip in our comments from our previous post about applications to help you on your WoW journey, we know it is being worked on by some brave souls.
In the video you're about to watch, you will see WoW being played on an HTC Desire Android phone thanks to GameStrings Platform's remote play technology. Basically you can stream your games that you play from the cloud to any device that can access it. Here is the official description:
Working alpha demonstration of World of Warcraft playing on HTC Desire Android mobile phone, made possible by the GameString Platform's remote play technology. You can stream your games from the cloud to any desktop, notebook, tablet or mobile device. With our Dual-Mode Delivery technology, each device can have its own custom user interfaces while playing the same core game from the host computer.
Hardware/environment setup for this shoot (in video): * GameString Adrenalin Host Server with Dual-Mode Delivery running a standard WoW game install * Client Device: HTC Desire * Server network: Home Internet Service Provider at 2 Mbps up * Client network: Home Internet Service Provider at 2 Mbps down, WiFi IEEE 802.11g * Server-to-client network: 2 Peer hops, 5 node hops, Geographical separation - 80km
While still in early alpha stages, this could prove to be the downfall of all sane people who thought they were safe from things like World of Warcraft, at least for a few hours while at work. Works pretty good too. It'll work even better on newer Android phones and those great Tegra 2 chips coming soon.
What other PC games would you want to play using this if it were possible?
AndrewH - Andrew is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DroidGamers. Having been a hardcore PC and console gamer all his life, this passion is now applied to Android gaming and writing about it. When not playing or writing about Android games, he spends his time with his wife and son.