Sony has confirmed it has purchased cloud-based gaming company Gaikai as they looked to make their future gaming console disc less. It will be paying £242 million to take over the company and run the Gaikai data centres and operate the service. It is likely that Sony has brought the company in order to widen its range of games it offers on its PlayStation 3 console.
Gaikai is an online cloud-based gaming service that enabled users to play games via streaming it to a desktop PC. Gamers are then able to enjoy playing a much quicker game because they are only playing the part of the game that has been sent to them.
The technology employed by Gaikai also allows the gamers to play games that were made console devices without the need of owning one.
The exact details of this deal has not be fully released but speculation is mounting that Sony has purchased the gaming service to aid in the future development of the PlayStation 4 console. This deal has left a question mark over Samsung plan to offer gaming through its smart TVs via Gaikai, who announced the tie-up at the E3 Expo in June.
Published on Monday 02 July 2012 @ 14:14:17 by ANDYW
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