In the weeks leading up to this year’s E3, rumors circulated regarding Sony and the cloud gaming service Gaikai. The rumor went away when Gaikai denied the existence of any deal between itself and the gaming giant, but it turns out the two companies do have a future together. Earlier this week it was announced that Sony will be acquiring Gaikai for $380 million.
There’s still no word on how Sony will implement Gaikai into the PS3 or Vita, or if we’ll even see something this generation, but CEO of SCE Andrew House explains it as follows,
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.
It’s great to see Sony taking a chance with a new distribution method, and we can’t wait to see what they do with it.