The purchase was originally rumoured last month with a potential announcement in time for Sony’s E3 conference. That never happened, and soon after Gaikai CEO Dave Perry denied the rumours before announcing a deal with Samsung to offer their service via internet connected televisions. A month later, though, and Sony have confirmed that acquisition, which includes all of Gaikai’s infrastructure and technology.
“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,” said Andrew House, group CEO of SCE.
“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.”
There’s no mention yet on when we might see the results of this acquisition, but speculation is rife that it will play an integral role in Sony’s next home console.
“SCE has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide,” said Gaikai CEO David Perry.
“We’re honoured 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.”