Although this news has been coming – as it was kind of leaked pre-E3 – Sony Computer Entertainment have now confirmed they have acquired Dave Perry’s Gaikai.
June 30th was when it all happened, for a massive (approximate) 380 million US Dollars; a lot of money.
Andrew House, President of SCE had this to say:
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.
Dave Perry, CEO of Gaikai follows up with:
SCE has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide. 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.
So what do you think this will bring to the Sony brand? Can we expect super-powerful games running via the cloud on PlayStation 3 consoles? What about backwards compatibility, could Sony bring this back to all PS3 models with cloud streaming? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.