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Session Name: EverQuest II Extended: Streaming a Non-Streaming Game
Speaker(s): Joshua Kriegshauser
Company Name(s): Sony Online Entertainment
Track / Format: Programming

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This lecture will discuss the process of creating a streaming system for the popular MMORPG-- EverQuest II. When EverQuest II was launched, the game was fully installed requiring several Gigabytes of space. Joshua Kriegshauser, Technical Director at Sony Online Entertainment, will discuss the requirements of supporting the full game through a streaming download as well as maintaining the full installation capability.

GDC Online 2011

Joshua Kriegshauser

Sony Online Entertainment

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