Monday, July 02, 2012

Breaking: Sony buys Gaikai

Breaking news: Sony has just acquired the videogame streaming service Gaikai, according to Venture Beat. The link was just forwarded by Gaikai CEO David Perry himself, who had previously founded Shiny Entertainment (Earthworm Jim, MDK, Sacrifice). The big question is how this acquisition might affect Sony's plans for the next PlayStation. More as this story develops.

EDIT Here is the official press release from Sony Comnputer Entertainment, verifying that it is actually the PlayStation business making the acquisition, not Sony Corp. as a whole. The press release reads that "through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

whats breaking about it sony are dead playstation is dead so there clinging on with a stream idea PATHETIC all this proves is playstation is over

Metaldave said...

I heard a rumor that this purchase by Sony pretty much sacrificed PS4 being a physical game console. Sounds nuts I know, but apparently PS4 would essentially stream full games with the tech from Gaikai without the need for Sony to spend money on an expensive console.

What I heard was probably fake, but it make sense when you think about Sony's financial troubles.

Metaldave said...

I say "PS4" as in Sony servers to your TV....

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