Towards the Impact of Gamers Strategy and User Inputs on the Delay Sensitivity of Cloud Games

Saeed Shafiee Sabet, Steven Schmidt, Saman Zadtootaghaj, Carsten Griwodz, Sebastian Möller

In: 2020 Twelfth International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX). International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) May 26-28 Athlone Ireland Seiten 1-3 QoMEX ’20 ISBN 978-1-7281-5965-2 IEEE 2020.


Cloud Gaming is an emerging service that is considered by many as the future of the gaming industry. This service requires a highly reliable network with low latency and high bandwidth. If these requirements are not satisfied, cloud gaming services cannot create a good Quality of Experience (QoE) for its users. However, gaming QoE can vary significantly among different game scenarios and users. For an optimal resource allocation and quality estimation, it is highly important for cloud providers, game developers, and network planners to consider the influence of the game content and gamers. This paper presents the result of a subjective study that investigated the impact of different player strategies and user inputs on their perceived delay. The results indicated that the user input characteristics vary among the games but stays the same between different users and different strategies. In addition to the users' inputs, the input quality and the overall gaming experience of the users were also investigated, and results did not show any main effect of user strategy on the delay sensitivity of the games.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence