Over the past ten years, the gaming industry has ballooned into one of the main producers of large data files. You blink and a new gaming system is released, with accessories, games and expansion packs. In 2015 it was announced at E3 that Nintendo would be releasing a remake of the beloved Final Fantasy 7 and since then the countdown has been on.
This game is jam-packed with nostalgia for many generations. Nintendo did not have an easy task by taking on this endeavour. The game will officially be available for purchase this coming April 10th and will no doubt be composed of massive chunks of data. If you are in the gaming industry you understand how large the datasets can be. Developing a game is difficult enough, you want to avoid delays as much as possible. Developers are in charge of creating dynamic worlds that imprint unforgettable player experiences. Nintendo did its job so well in 1997 with Final Fantasy VII, that eighteen years later there was still a high demand for the game.
The gaming industry depends on file transferring to build their products. If you’re seeking legendary success like Final Fantasy VII you need to get yourself a fast file transfer solution. Fast file transferring transformed the gaming industry and we are going to explore three key ways how.
There are many roles when designing a video game, to name a few there are the developers, sound engineers, level designers and publishers. Each roll needs to work together on a regular basis while creating their game and naturally, not all of these creators are shoved into one room. FileCatalyst Workflow is a solution that allows game developers, like the ones who worked on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, to easily cross collaborate via password protected web portals and/or email.
Game developers are naturally protective of their artwork, they are in a cutthroat industry and the competition is constantly looking to poach ideas. It’s important to implement a solution that you feel confident in. From a security standpoint, what you should look for is a solution that can provide you with industry-standard encryption using AES and SSL. Ensuring your game remains private until its release date will ensure it has a starting chance for success.
The complexity of game development requires the delivery of file revisions to be made at fast speeds. Some file transfer solutions offer features that can send source file changes to the destination, thus resulting in shorter wait times. Research is important when selecting a solution if it has a compression feature you will be able to transfer your files at even faster rates. If you’re in the industry and are still using FTP-based transfer methods, you are almost guaranteed to be crushed by your competitors. When IO Interactive was challenged with managing their large data transfers across multiple outsourced studios they searched for a solution and discovered FileCatalyst. Many of their daily transfers exceed 1TB and they needed a fast method for transferring their data. With FileCatalyst Direct, IO Interactive has maximized their bandwidth and substantially boosted productivity by having the ability to send large files in a fraction of the time that it took them when using FTP/TCP.
Don’t let yourself fall in the dust of gaming companies that leverage the right tools. Do your research and your game could be the next Final Fantasy 7.