Sony Computer Entertainment or known as SCE is going to buy Gaikai to enhance their existing gaming platform and technology. Gaikai is one of the cloud gaming service similar to OnLive, but it’s delivering a better graphical quality than all of its competitors.
Both Sony and Gaikai has stepped into a definitive agreement on June 30, 2012 to acquire Gaikai for US$380 Million. Pretty soon, SCE will going to launch their own cloud services and probably will expanding their existing PlayStation Network into something better. There is a high change that the upcoming fourth generation of PlayStation console will be coming with cloud based gaming platform. We have no need to buy game in physical disc anymore as everything is stored in the central computer.
The Gaikai technology and infrastructure is definitely going to bring SCE’s gaming platform into the next level without sweating a lot. What’s matter is how Sony will use of Gaikai properties to their advantages.
“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, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”
“SCE has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc. “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.“