Optus Game Path Is Continuing The Custom Internet Revolution

Optus Game Path Is Continuing The Custom Internet Revolution
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The custom internet revolution is changing the way we game online with new options for bandwidth and internet use. Optus is the latest company to throw their hat into the ring, launching a new Optus Game Path service designed to reduce lag in online gaming and streamline network processes for better results. Like Telstra’s Game Optimiser service, Game Path is changing the way people use their internet and providing a solid boost for network performance, but there’s a few key differences here, as well.

If you’re an avid online gamer it’s set to answer your all your gaming woes — but you will need to fork out extra for the privilege.

Unlike Telstra’s Game Optimiser service, which focuses on streamlining bandwidth in home networks, Game Path aims to reduce lag by analysing the best paths to online servers and selecting the quickest route for your internet. The aim here is to create a smoother and faster connection for online games with Game Path claiming it can reduce lag “on average by 30%”.

“Game Path will add another dimension to our Optus NBN service offering for serious gamers by addressing lag and going a long way to reduce it where it occurs – outside of the home on the open internet,” Clive Dickens, VP, TV, Content & Product Development at Optus said in a press release provided to Kotaku Australia.

The service is largely for online PC gamers, but any Optus nbn customers can make use of it. The first month trial is free to everyone, but you will need to pay $10 extra per month of use afterwards (in addition to your internet bill).

Optus Game Path will only be available on Windows 10 at launch, with no current plans for the service to be available on other operating systems like Linux or Mac.

The service launches October 12 and you can keep track of updates on the Optus Game Path hub.

Update 15:12 p.m. AEST: The launch date for the Game Path service has been pushed back by a week. This article has been updated with the new date.

To find out more about Optus Game Path, check out the video below:


    • WTFast may/may not be a better product, and has been around a while – ironically WTFast claims to be working with Optus as well (so I read). However, with all respect, the sub being cheaper is/could be misleading – it depends on the strength of the AUD, and what they’re charging per computer at the time.

      [stop reading if don’t want quick exchange proof]

      Quick example (and proof), 12/10/2020 charging USD $8.33 / month (wtfast site). AUD 0.72 (simply google AUD to USD at time of writing), means we’re buying at this rate. Now, formula: (1 / x) * y = z.

      x is what we’re buying at, y is the USD sum, and z is the AUD sum. Anyway, it comes out to be more then AUD $10. As consumers, our buying rate is approximate -0.03 whatever rate given, and if you solve for z = 10, our buying rate has to be up above 0.83 to break even.

      …economies. huh?

  • Custom Internet Revolution?

    I suppose that rolls off the tongue better than, Things you would expect to be basic telecommunication operation and network management being sold to you as an additional feature.

    I can’t wait till this kind of thing expands to other industries such as the Transport Expedition Renaissance, where we pay Taxi companies extra to take the shorter and faster path from A to B!!

  • Honestly I’d expect Optus to be doing this at the routing level rather than an app on your PC.

    Thats a hard pass.

  • The fact sites are peddling this sort of shit as being to provide better service is honestly pretty disgusting.

    This quite literally incentivises companies to butcher services just to charge you more to get back to the full capability.

    • Indeed. It’s more or less the opposite of net neutrality, not that net neutrality is an actual thing in Australia.

    • Cue the trusty disclaimer asterisk!!

      *Performance data is a guide only but based on a sample of 48,000 game sessions (Sept 2020). Actual performance is individual and based on many factors such as the game played, player’s location and time of day and will therefore vary. The data is reflective of network performance only and not the game performance itself.

  • another money farming gimick, they should just give better service in general, not charge people that enjoy games just to not lag due to badly planned network design/upgrades. (nbn and online media (netflex/stan/etc) all charge far too much )

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