It was Sony Computer Entertainment specifically that announced the deal to acquire Gaikai. It wasn't Sony Corporation as a whole.
I read that wrong at first.... thought it said "won't be used for Sony's Gaming machines".... didn't see the 'just'...lol I can't wait to see how they implement Gaikai, overall...
Its an exciting prospect and one that should hopefully develop and evolve into much much more in the coming years. (but hopefully we will see the start at some point this year)
I hope that this means Cloud saving storage will increase.. I've already reached my cap with PS+
PS3, Sony smart TV's, Vita, smart phones, Laptops, Tablets and blu-rays.
I expect PS3, PS4, PSVita, Mobile phones/tablets, PC, Mac. To all utilize Gaikai.
^^^ you mean sonys about to do what Microsoft's been working on for years?
Maybe, but I haven't seen what Microsoft is doing yet and I really don't care until they show me something that works. It takes many years to actually build a concept based around Cloud gaming. Cloud storage is different. Both Sony and Microsoft have this. They say 7-10 years minimum to build it up a gaming platform for Cloud service. OnLive already does this and OTOY/AMD collaboration with OTOY Cloud service is coming along as well. Gaikai has not really shifted to full games everywhere as a service yet. Sony can push it there with a little more time.
Hmmmmmmm........... I wonder if Gaikai can be used with all pieces of hardware to link them to the ps3 ie. smartglass for MS and the Wii U.
one thing that they can do for sure now is give the PS3 and the Vita any darn browser they want. firefox on the PS3/Vita is now easy
well just how microsoft owns skype and rents it to other i see sony doing the same with this cloud gaming company.
I don't think so. MS bought Skype for patents and for the money they pull in. Sony seems to have bought Gaikai for the tech and integration into their products. IMO both purchases had different motivations and vastly different investments.
I know I will get disagrees but I hope they don't drop pc support. They could possibly make more cash on pc. http://www.bgr.com/2012/06/... + vista & xp users. just saying it would be smart since xbl is sitting right on my windows 8 screen. 100's of millions will be exposed to xbox live as soon as they boot up. 720 will definitely be cross platfrom day 1 & I think playstation should do the same. Straight from MS. http://www.youtube.com/watc... I am not a fanboy just I just want sony to keep up with MS..
What your saying makes perfect sense! Microsoft at anytime can drop the Xbox360 library unto the PC and Sony's purchase of Gaikai gives Sony a way to offer up it's library to PC Gamers and mobile users and raise some cash. Next Gen gaming is gonna be more about integration, How to get Gamers playing games on multiple devices. Example: Start playing at home on a console, go outside and continue playing on your smartphone, get to a friends house and continue playing on their PC! The Cloud will allow this! Don't worry about the disagrees from fanboys, your thinking outside the box and using smart business sense which is good!
oh oh so ms would be in a win win situation...more games for windows 8 pcs..(playstation games) and less exclusive for ps3/4 platform (coz they will be also on pcs)? dont think this could never happen..Sony did this just for their tv
"Don't worry about the disagrees from fanboys" - Yeah, all 3 of them...dem pstree fanbois are teh worst! "Sony's purchase of Gaikai gives Sony a way to offer up it's library to PC Gamers and mobile users " - They already could have done that with more games, but won't. They still need exclusives to get people buying their hardware and the way they use hardware to push new technologies, I don't see them going full on 'universal' with their games.
@ shaddap They wont drop the PC gaming for tons of reasons: Sony Online Entertainment games PlayStation Mobile games PSN Open system MMO games like DC Universe Online, Final Fantasy IV, Phanstasy Star Online 2 etc. the works...
Sad that we still don't know if Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to US/EU.
Great move by Sony
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I was hoping sony could implement a hybrid type solution, so they game could be designed with no input lag, but still stream the majority of assets over the net.
Its not to bad and I think it will improve over time. If you read the DF write up and watch the video there are moments where Bulletstorm on an ADSL line (40 miles from nearest server) achived the same latency as a 360 playing the game locally. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Go check Gaikai yourself if you havent already, it suprised me. In addition they clould stream Music and Videos with ease over the same infastructure.
I really think sony would benefit greatly if they were to use this for playstation Home. People could log into ps home from facebook, their phones and PC's. Making PS Home one of the worlds premier social and gaming apps. But it's sony after all, who knows what in the world their thinking of lol
Kaz is really making moves. Sony seems to finally be in good hands again. Not that Stringer was bad, but he wasn't allowed to do much. I don't know if it is their current predicament, Kaz is better accepted or Kaz is just more aggressive. But Sony is finally moving as one company.
EXACTLY, the fragmentation of Sony's internal divisions created interdepartmental lag that led to alot of convoluted deals, products, and services.. I love the new agressive approach they are taking and I hope it pays dividends.. I've been a faithful Sony supporter since I spend my own hard earned money on products.. They rarely ever let me down..
I wonder if Sony would ever implement Gaikai into some kinda TV channel type thing. Kinda hard to put it into words, but if Gaikai would be available to all smart TV's, blu-ray players & PS devices, they could give away games for free but have lots of advert breaks like what you get on TV. Be annoying as hell but could be pretty revolutionary.
Funny enough, Sony have a patent on just such a system from as recently as July 2011. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Really? well maybe Sony is thinking of something similar. I mean if this structure is financially viable then maybe we get games actually released in episodes like TV series, and gamers get to play a certain chapter within that week/month. The creative minds at Sony must be enjoying themselves right now, must have so many crazy ideas they can do right now.
it would be pretty cool to stream ps3 and psv games to my pc or tablet
PS Home will be streamed and you'll be able to watch Netflix or any other service in home with your friends
IDK about it. They must have something huge planned for it though to pay 380 million dollars for it.
The idea to decentralize PlayStation is very intriguing.