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Gaikai Purchase Could Bring Gaming to Other Sony Devices

Posted by Sammy Barker

Silver lining

While Sony’s unexpected $380 million acquisition of Gaikai was initiated by Sony Computer Entertainment this week, there’s still a sense that the deal was passed for reasons outside of PlayStation. After all, the very idea of cloud gaming is that state-of-the-art experiences can be enjoyed on significantly weaker connected devices. Streaming games to Bravia televisions is no longer a pipe-dream, for example.

Chatting with the Wall Street Journal, Sony’s Andrew House admitted that extending Gaikai’s technology to other devices is “absolutely within the frame”. He continued: "It's recognition on Sony's part that the cloud and cloud streaming technologies are going to have profound and possibly a very positive impact on not only our game business, but also in the way our consumers interact with and obtain content in general."

However, Sony’s still keeping quiet about what the specifics of Gaikai's acquisition actually mean. Regardless, we reckon it paints a pretty positive picture of the future.


User Comments (3)



get2sammyb said:

@KALofKRYPTON I agree. My worry is that Sony often takes too long to make these things happen. I mean, the whole PlayStation Suite/Mobile infrastructure should be out by now — but we're still being made to wait.




I honestly think the concept was rushed for the Xperia Play, once Sony gave in to SE making the things they had to show some support, so a paltry offering of expensive PS1 games is all they were prepared to give since SE pretty sold the device on the back of third party Android offerings.

Had Sony bought out Ericsson completely a couple of years ago I doubt very much there would've been an Xperia Play at all.

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