At CES 2018, HP today announced a new game streaming service called OMEN Game Stream. HP’s solution is totally different from other game streaming solutions like NVIDIA’s Geforce Now as the games you want to stream will be running in your own PC at home instead of some datacenter. Basically, gamers can connect to their OMEN PC from some remote location and play games that are well beyond the hardware specifications of the connecting device. Of course, you need a high-speed internet connection.
Through this cloud gaming technology – turning their OMEN PC into the host server – they can play anytime, anywhere, so long as they maintain a strong internet connection.
OMEN Game Stream feature will appear within the OMEN Command Center. HP will be shipping OMEN Game Stream on all OMEN systems in Spring 2018. HP has partnered with Parsec, a NYC-based startup for its low latency, high frame rate video streaming networking protocol and video capture, encode, decode and render pipeline.
HP’s own Gaming Product Manager, John Ludwig, spoke to this when he said, “the OMEN team is continually looking to improve the gaming experience and the value we can provide to gamers. As networking performance continues to improve rapidly we wondered if we could enable our customers to bring their OMEN experience with them when they leave their computer behind. When Parsec showed us the capability of their streaming technology to deliver low latency and consistent frame rates, we knew we had to collaborate with them so that OMEN customers could experience the performance of their OMEN anytime and anywhere – network permitting.”