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The Gaikaistation? What Sony's Gaikai Buyout Means | Planet Ivy

So, the first big video games company has finally bought into cloud gaming, with Sony purchasing Gaikai for $380m. That’s some amount for a company that posted huge losses in the past financial year, so surely they have something big planned for the service, right? Here are our best guesses at what Sony could be planning to do with its new toy.

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MultiConsoleGamer1960d ago

They say "you have to spend money, to make money."

This is a risky investment but it could pay off big time in the long run.

BTW, lots of good insight in this article.

WeskerChildReborned1960d ago

I'm really wondering the future of Sony. I mean they now have Gaikai so what next? Will Gaikai be in the next console or current one?

MrBeatdown1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

I think it would be relatively easy to implement on PS3, so I don't see why they wouldn't.

I admit I don't have any in depth knowledge of this, but I'm guessing it's more or less the same as building a Netflix type of app, but for games as opposed to movies. If they have all the back end stuff up and running for PS4, they might as well put in a little more work and bring it PS3 and Vita, especially when it can be used to do everything from demoing games for other platforms to streaming basically anything from the store.

Plus, I wonder if Gaikai's tech could be used to improve remote play between PS3/4 and Vita.

SkullBlade1691960d ago

I said this in a different topic relating to this, but I think it'd be dumb to exclusively game via cloud.

I think it would be cool to use this, for example to demo PS4 games on PS3, or use it as an enhanced remote play like that which can be done between PS3/PSP.

It could be used for playing your full PS3 games on another weaker platform such as a tablet or hand-held console.

Imo it's a good supplement to native gaming, but I would rather just have a machine that can run the games by itself, so I hope 100% cloud gaming isn't their plan for next gen.

WeskerChildReborned1960d ago

I don't think the next gen Playstation will be cloud only cause some people don't even have internet connections. It will probably still take the standard blu ray disk but you could do cloud gaming if you want or it could be added in the subscription service PS+.

SkullBlade1691960d ago

Yeah, that sounds pretty reasonable. I mean, it would be good as an option for those who want it.

I don't see it becoming the main form of media delivery for awhile though.

WeskerChildReborned1959d ago

@Skullblade, Yea exactly, it should just be an option to the system but not something completely focused on.

Psycho_PS3Truthh1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

Sony buying gaikai really means the evolution of gaming is gone to a higher more technical advance level beyond even our imaginations.

Imagine having to chance to play a demo of a game or having rentals of game for a day, week or monthly access extremely fast. Sony knows what they are doing and what they are doing taking over the entire earth with the Playstation 3 console. basically with gaikai the industry will fall under the clouds of sony and the rain will fall games upon the earth.

We will be wet from the amount of games soaking in our minds and nothing can stop the future, because it is time to go back to the glory days of the PS1 and 2. Fanboys from all over the galaxy will come together and congregate at the footsteps of the PS4 HAHA.

maniacmayhem1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

When you embarrass a hardcore Sony guy like Hicken then you know you gots to go.

Psycho_PS3Truthh1960d ago

my comments are just romance between me and my love for the greatest machine ever made on this planet. No fanboy will ever stop this romance even if they are a PlayStation fanboy. In fact I am no fanboy, I am Playstation lover a person who is higher than fanboyism.

I am enlightened gamer who knows what is true gaming and can see things beyond natural human comprehension.

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LOOK_AT_THIS_I1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

I just tried this out on my crappy laptop today. I'm impressed, got to try out Alan wake. The graphics were really good not sure how it looked on the box but am definitely gonna pick up a usb controller to try a few others out.

This would bring near instant demos/betas/full games in seconds rather than minutes or hours. Small town Internet and it ran fine single player. Not sure how online will work or if it will but this is a huge step in opening up a game library.

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