Sony Acquires Gaikai Cloud Gaming: Is This Why We Haven't Seen The PS4 Yet?
Posted on Monday, July 2 @ 05:07:36 PST by Anthony Severino
E3 came and went without even a whisper of E3's biggest rumored announcement. But less than one month later, Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed that they have struck a deal to acquire Gaikai for $380 million.
Through the acquisition, Sony aims to establish their own cloud gaming service, utlizing Gaikai's technology and engineers to build "truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences".
SCE President and Group CEO had this to share:
While David Perry, creator of Gaikai said this of the acquisition:
This is easily the smartest move Sony could have made. With cloud services growing rapidly and becoming widely accepted, this ensures their future into the next generation of consoles and beyond. This could streaming service could find it's way on the PS4, internet-connected televisions, mobile phones, PCs and more. PlayStation will be everywhere an internet connection is available.
Tell GR: What do you think about this major move by Sony? Will Microsoft counter with OnLive? Build something of their own? What does this mean for the next generation?
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