If you’re a gamer, you’ve likely played through some of the most popular video games of all time, from Final Fantasy VII to The Witcher 3.
But when it comes to gaming’s cold frames, there’s a long way to go before the industry gets to the point where the technology becomes a viable alternative to regular frames.
“I think a lot of gamers are looking for a frame-based solution, because that’s what we’ve been playing for a while now, but the technology hasn’t gotten there yet,” said Mike Hickey, the co-founder and CEO of the online gaming giant Twitch.
“And so that’s a bit of a challenge.
And so when you’re looking for the next generation of frame-driven technology, it’s really about finding a frame that will work in a lot more games, because there’s not a lot out there yet.”
As it turns out, the only way frame-free gaming will become a viable option is if we can figure out how to get the technology to work in the first place.
Hickey’s company, FrameBots, has developed a technology that allows frame-less gamers to have their frameless games run at 60 frames per second, instead of the standard 120 frames per minute.
The company is also developing an application that allows gamers to switch to a frameless gaming experience when they log in to Twitch.
And the company is currently testing a new frameless solution on Xbox One.
FrameBots’ solution uses a technique called “superluminescence,” which can emit a beam of light from the edge of the screen, to illuminate objects onscreen.
Hickey said the company has tested the new technology in a few games, and it’s already seen positive results in games like Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Destiny: Rise of Iron, and The Last of Us.
FrameBOTS also has an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, where it hopes to raise $30,000 in order to get its technology on the market.
The startup says it has already been tested in “virtually all major games” on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
But it’s also working on developing a new technology that would be ideal for gaming on other platforms, like Android, iOS, and other mobile devices.
Hitching a ride with FrameBotWhile FrameBotic has been around for quite some time, the technology’s launch comes at a time when a lot is at stake.
Framebots has already raised $1.2 million in its first two rounds of funding, and the company plans to continue its progress by raising more money to expand its technology and build out the hardware necessary to test and market it.
“We’re looking to raise more than $1 million, and we’re looking forward to doing that,” Hickey told me.
“We have a great team working on the platform, and that team is very dedicated to getting this technology out to gamers, and to getting it to the gamers who are really looking for that frameless experience.”
For the time being, Framebots is focused on the PS4, but Hickey sees the future of frameless-gaming technology on other mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.”
Now we’re excited to bring the technology out, and see what people are going to do with it.”
For the time being, Framebots is focused on the PS4, but Hickey sees the future of frameless-gaming technology on other mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.