Rainway is going to be a streaming program that will allow any game on your computer to be streamed to nearly any device with a web browser including tablets, phones, and other PCs such as Mac & Linux. The only technological requirements are that the hosting PC must be DirectX 11 compatible. The Rainway MSG protocol purports to be able to stream games from the host PC to other devices at 60 FPS.
You won’t need to be a technological wizard to set the program up, either. Ideally, it will automatically handle all of the technical bits required to connect to your PC. You would simply have to run Rainway on your PC and then log into play.rainway.io via a web browser on whatever device you would like to use to play your game. While Andrew Sampson concedes that game streaming technology already exists, he states that his solution will “allow games to be transmitted from your computer to another device in super-high quality, and with practically no lag”.
Rainway is set to be free of charge “for life”. This echoes similar pricing models undertaken by Andrew Sampson for Borderless Gaming and Steam Cleaner, programs which are completely freely available through Github. While Borderless Gaming is available on Steam for $3.99 or your regional equivalent, it’s functionally no different than the free version available on Github.
If you’d like to get your hands on Rainway, well, you’ll have to wait a bit – it’s only just been announced, after all. In the meantime, you can follow them on Twitter & Facebook, and you can register for an account here. An official blog for the program is under development, and you can also keep an eye on the app’s Github page for any forthcoming updates. The beta period for Rainway is scheduled to begin on May 5, 2017.
What do you think of Rainway? Do you think it will be able to deliver the features it is promising? What do you think of Borderless Gaming and Steam Cleaner, respectively? Let us know in the comments below!