HomeLAN chats with Sun Microsystem's Juan Carlos Soto about their renewed push to encourage game developers to use their Java language to create games:

    HomeLAN - Sun's press release on Java games emphasised the massively multiplayer game market. What is it about this genre that makes it attractive for Java developers?

    Juan Carlos Soto - This genre introduces new demands on the game developer and the deployment infrastructure. Java technology provides key developer productivity benefits already demonstrated in enterprise and consumer applications and proven network computing scalability and security features required for massively multiplayer on-line games. This works both ways -- not only is Java a valuable technology for game developers complete with a community of 3 million plus Java developers to work with, but the Java developer will have the ability apply their network expertise and software development skills to tap into the rapidly growing multiplayer games market.