World Of Warcraft On The iPad? How Can This Be?

Shiny Entertainment founder David Perry shows off a picture of World of Warcraft running on an iPad, made possible by the streaming technology of his newer company, Gaikai.

Gaikai's technology is more than simply streaming video games over the internet. Gaikai aims to host entire retail copies of popular games like World of Warcraft, streaming them directly to users' computers and handheld devices, doing away with the need to upgrade their machines, apply patches or worry about maintenance. Totilo talked to Perry about Gaikai in July of last year, so check out that post for a much more in-depth overview of how the technology will work.

What's important here, is that it'll work on the iPad as well, and while all we're seeing here is a login screen, that's one enticing login screen.

We're really interested to see what works well with streaming and will be trying just about every genre of game, on every device possible as we explore server-side computing. This is World of Warcraft streamed from a Gaikai server over regular Wifi.

For hardcore World of Warcraft raiding guilds, this could mean an end to bathroom breaks as we know them. You're welcome for the visual.

WOW streamed to iPad (via Gaikai) [David Perry's Blog via Touch Arcade]


    I think a WASD overlay is needed along with a mouse option.
    Personally though, i rather see an fps run on the ipad instead of wow, despite the fact that there are more wow players than fps.

      Pretty pointless with the ipad as it is now since you need wifi for it and a lot of places would block ports that enable that

    Unless there's an overlay that isn't gonna work :s Logistical problem is still the downfall of trying to port games from their current platform in their current format into something completely not meant to be. Good proof of concept from the Gaikai service though :)

    Now do we actually have fast enough internet to stream all the graphic?

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now