Optus Game Path is a new initiative coming next week, “designed to reduce lag and provide an overall smoother PC gaming connection.”
Priced at $10 AUD/month and open to Optus NBN customers, the service will offer users a one-month free trial and the ability to cancel the service at any time with contract or additional fees. The telco says it’s “perfect for people who game regularly on international servers,” and is “designed to reduce lag and spikes, resulting in a faster, smoother connection when playing online” by optimising gaming traffic.
Optus Game Path is different to Telstra’s newly announced Game Optimiser service offered in co-operation with DumaOS in that it will use machine learning to “impact gaming traffic out of the home… [routing] traffic more optimally over the network,” resulting in “a much more meaningful impact on latency and jitter.” All up, Optus says Game Path can reduce lag on average by 30%.
“Game Path will add another dimension to our Optus NBN service offering for serious gamers by addressing lag and going a long way to reduce it where it occurs – outside of the home on the open internet,” Clive Dickens, Vice President of TV, Content & Product Development, said.
We’ll have more on Optus Game Path soon. In the meantime, are you considering signing up for the service when it’s available next week?