Latency can be the death of the gaming experience. That small but perceptible lag between a command being issued and then executed can make the difference between a game being compulsive or unplayable.
The challenge of eliminating latency affects everything from MMORPG marketing to the success of VR devices. In this white paper, we define the term latency and consider how it has become a major issue among games developers and network providers. We then make recommendations about how latency issues can be expunged from tomorrow’s gaming experience, for the benefit of players, developers and hosting companies alike.