Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski on ‘Always On Technology’

Gears of War Creator, Cliff Bleszinski, believes that a constant internet connection to your games might be inevitable.

He wrote on his blog, “My gut is telling me that an always online future is probably coming. It’s coming fast, and possibly to the majority of the devices you enjoy.”

He continued, “Remember when Microsoft made the decision to only allow broadband on Xbox Live? It was a bold move back then; broadband penetration wasn’t anywhere near what it is now. And yet the march of progress continued. Sooner or later our government, or Google, or any number of providers are going to get their shit together and we’ll have universally fast internet for the majority of the first world.”

“I’d be willing to say that any early adopter for any new piece of technology is probably going to have some sort of solid internet connection. Also, and I’ve stated this before, keeping that umbilical cord connected might not always require some sort of insane fat pipe. Sometimes just 3G might be enough.”

In his own words on his Blog, Bleszinski says ‘Deal with It!”

What are your thoughts about always-on-technology?