Sony to Start Cloud Gaming

Today, Sony has announced that they have bought Gaikai Inc, a leading cloud-based gaming company. The deal was for approximately USD $380 million.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. states: “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.”

David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc. also states: “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.”

There have been no concrete details about what this could mean for PlayStation, but it does allow for some speculation:

– No more taking time out of your day to install patches or firmwares.

– The ability to play PSOne, PS2, and PSP games instantly on current and future gen devices.

– Instant demos and trailers.

– The PS4 could be entirely on the cloud.

– Potentially playing PlayStation games on numerous devices, including cell phones and tablets.

These are only speculations and Sony has yet to confirm any of them.

What do you all think cloud gaming brings to PlayStation? What are you hoping for? Let us know in the comment section below.

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