Sony Purchases Gaikai, Prepares for Cloud Gaming
Gaikai purchased by Sony for 380 million dollars.
After months and months of rumors, Sony has finally confirmed that they have purchase the cloud gaming service known as Gaikai.
David Perry, the found of Gaikai, had the following to say about the purchase by Sony:
“Sony has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide.
“We’re honored to be able to help Sony rapidly harness the power of the interactive cloud and to continue to grow their ecosystem, to empower developers with new capabilities, to dramatically improve the reach of exciting content and to bring breathtaking new experiences to users worldwide.”
The real question is, how does Sony plan to incorporate Gaikai into the PlayStation brand. There were rumors flying around before E3 that Sony was going to stream PS2 games for existing PS3 owners, a way to bring back backwards compatibility, but it would seem that Sony’s plans will be more fleshed out since they purchased the company. Will we see PlayStation 4 games streamed instead of downloaded? Will Vita owners be able to stream demos of the newest games instead of having to download a massive file that takes up space on their precious memory cards? Only time will tell, but gamers can guarantee that he next generation of PlayStation hardware will feature more cloud services than every before.