Virtual Worlds P2P Agreement with NICTA
For gamers it will mean a better gaming experience and it may be cheaper to play games as the cost of infrastructure for the creators can be greatly reduced. It also means that the “flash mob” problem (where suddenly a massive crowd appears on one world) is actually handled without additional centralised infrastructure.
NICTA’s agreement with VastPark will provide VastPark with access to technology developed in the P2P project. The agreement also provides the P2P team with a commercial platform to conduct a large-scale trial, and a commercialisation path with VastPark as an industry collaborator.
VastPark Chief Executive Officer Bruce Joy said: “VastPark is about making virtual worlds useful and convenient to create and deliver and NICTA’s technology helps extend VastPark by allowing thousands of simultaneous users to meet each other without creators needing to pre-invest in expensive infrastructure. This is potentially revolutionary stuff.”