Kevin Bachus, one of the four people responsible for creating the original Xbox back in 2001, has announced a move to the advisory board of cloud-based company Savtira. He’s not the only gaming god there, so what’s in store?
Bachus has been poached not for his involvement with social network Bebo, but because of his expertise in gaming. He joins Chris Deering, who “has two decades of experience in the games industry. He has held prior roles such as CEO of PlayStation Europe.”
So Savtira is taking on big gaming bosses left and right, but what for? As it stands, the company offers cloud-based catalogueing and content delivery services to other businesses, but could it be about to take its knowledge and power in that field to launch something consumer-based in gaming?
With OnLive and Gaikai paving the way for the future of cloud-based gaming, there’s just as much room for a new comer on the blocks as there was in 2001 when the Xbox made a shock arrival.
The Sony PS4 and Xbox 720 are due to be unveiled at E3 in June, each of which could also have a heavy emphasis on connecting to the cloud. If 2012 becomes the year we rid ourselves of installs, spinning discs and hardware woes for good, that’s fine by us.