Sony’s deal with Gaikai? More questions than answers.
There is more to Sony’s rumored deal with Gaikai which is likely to be announced at E3 on the 4th or 5th of June. Currently Gaikai’s website offers to stream about 40 titles from developers which include Ubisoft, Microsoft Game Studios and EA. Thus far Gaikai has only been using the PC format but not the console format, until now. Currently we are able to play games from past consoles by download via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, as well as disc’s, but in the future this could be replaced by cloud gaming.
The streaming games company has also been adding major companies such as YouTube and BestBuy to its client list. As well as partnering with LG to make a cloud gaming service integrated into LG cinema’s 3D TV’s, so that high-quality video games can be streamed right to your television without the need for a console. “The ability to have award winning games that run on much more powerful hardware in the cloud than today’s PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, made this a must-have feature for our televisions and future devices” said Taeg Il Cho, VP of TV product planning group at LG Electronics.
Gaikai reports that it has “major announcements for E3 which have the potential to change the future of video games, consoles and the way in which we play”.
What is going on?