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Samsung Partner with Gaikai to Provide Cloud Gaming in Latest TVs

by on June 8, 2012
 

Samsung-Partner-with-Gaikai-to-Provide-Cloud-Gaming-in-Latest-TV'sIt seems Samsung has beat Sony to the punch, as the electronics giant announces a partnership with cloud gaming service, Gaikai.

Samsung will integrate Gaikai into their high-end 7000 TV series. Support for both wired and wireless controllers has already been confirmed, with keyboard and mouse also being considered.

Speaking about the partnership chief executive at Gaikai, David Perry said:

It will effectively deliver a console experience, without having to own one. 

Together, we will turn Samsung Smart TVs into a console-like experience capable of delivering the best-selling video games and other content instantly to consumers – no downloads, no extra hardware, no trips to the store.

Cloud streaming may well be the future for gaming but with average internet speeds nowhere near fast enough at the moment, I wouldn’t go trading-in your console just yet.

The service is currently entering beta with price plans set to be announced later this year.

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  • http://www.MartinJBaker.org.uk Martin Baker

    Does this mean that Gaikai are finally going to start selling full games? At the moment they only offer a service to trial games, once the 30 minute trial period has ended the user gets the option to purchase the product; usually from a partnered digital distributor. I hope they’re finally selling games, as much as I love OnLive there’s really no argument that Gaikai has the better library at the moment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505233681 Asif Bashir

    Hi end 7000 series? I think you are mistaken, the high end tv series by Samsung at present is the ES8000 series and I have one.