Sony has today bought cloud streaming service Gaikai, and issued a statement explaining what the deal means for gamers. Check it out here.
Sony has today purchased cloud-streaming game service Gaikai for $380 million, and has just issued a statement on what this means for the future of Sony Computer Entertainment.
SCE President and Group CEO Andrew House explained, “By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences,”
"SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”
Gaikai CEO and industry veteran Dave Perry added, “SCE 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 SCE 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 jury is still out on how this deal will affect PS3 and PS Vita owners, but either way, the range of content on offer to gamers is surely about to get a lot bigger.
We'll have more on the Gaikai deal as it happens.