One of the advantages of cloud gaming is that you can pick up where you left off regardless of what device you’re playing from. The downside is that you will require an active internet connection, whether it be WiFi or through your carrier’s network.
However, it seems that Dell is trying to rethink this setup and refine it further, which is why they have since unveiled the Alienware Concept Nyx at CES 2022. This is essentially a game server of sorts, combined with a smart controller, and software that will then connect to your modem or router and broadcast games from it to various devices that are connected to your network.
Basically, you could think of this as being your personal game streaming service, where you and other people in your home will be able to stream games via the Nyx at the same time. This is versus regular PC gaming where if someone’s using the PC, another person won’t be able to play it.
Plus, since it connects over your own local network, you don’t have to worry as much about latency compared to if you were connected to a game streaming service’s servers where your internet speed and the connection to the servers is important. The smart controller can also be used to store all your information like login data, game library, and allows you to pick up where you left off.
It is an interesting device but right now as the name suggests, it is more of a concept than an actual product you can buy. We’re not sure if there are plans to eventually make the Nyx a reality, but it might be worth keeping an eye on.