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As OnLive struggles, Sony reveals it's working with Gaikai to resolve issues around cloud gaming

In the battle of the cloud gaming companies Gaikai, headed up by Earthworm Jim designer Dave Perry, is the clear winner.

Last month Sony shelled out a whopping $300 million for the company. Last Friday OnLive collapsed, sacking half its staff and selling all its assets to a new investor amid reports of just 1800 concurrent users.

This morning, cloud gaming's star seems dimmed. But for Sony, proud owner of Gaikai, its belief in the potential for the tech remains unhindered.

"Definitely we see huge potential that cloud gaming can bring to the PlayStation ecosystem," Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer at Gamescom last week.

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remanutd551410d ago

yes im intrigued to see what Gaikai means for us (playstation users)?

HammadTheBeast1409d ago

PS Vita playing PS3/4 games? Hopefully.

ElitaStorm1409d ago

they should rename Gaikai InstaPlay

this is just my opinion

ChronoJoe1409d ago

InstaPlay isn't the greatest name in my opinion but I don't consider Gaikai to be a good one either.

yesmynameissumo1410d ago

I think Sony is going to do some pretty killer things with Gaikai.

pandaboy1409d ago

Maybe, but Sony are the sort who do these things slowly. They should have everything set and ready for a complete launch of Gakai with the ps4, but most likely they will have little bits and pieces of infrastructure that build gradually over time yet unfortunately allowing a competitor to capture the market first. It happened with motion control and online gaming. Sony were just too slow and lost the market.

hennessey861410d ago

to get it working, I have a 60mb connection and I get lag. During the announcement onlive said you would need about six to get 720p and 10 times that still isn't good enough. From what I have played on gaikai it seems better but still needs improvement.

LostDjinn1410d ago

"First they need
to get it working, I have a 60mb connection and I get lag. During the announcement onlive said you would need about six to get 720p and 10 times that still isn't good enough. From what I have played on gaikai it seems better but still needs improvement."

Online lag can never be completely done away with. If you're suffering lag at the bandwidth you say it'll be your ping. The only way to fix that is to move closer to the exchange.

The more you know...

Dark_Overlord1410d ago

Connection speed is not the only thing to consider, ping, packet loss, distance from exchange etc all contribute to lag :)

Gamefan121410d ago

I love how you guys say PING, it is not ping it is latency you are referring too. Ping is just a protocol that checks if the other side is "alive" ( it can do a few more things but that is the common use ). During the ping it can tell you how long it took to get there and back ( latency ).

Xperia_ion1410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

Sony won a format war and cloud gaming. No question mark needed Sony has won cloud gaming, congrats to the dead company /s.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

How have they won? They haven't even made a red cent from Gaikai yet.. Let's just hope MS doesn't do it since they are way better at marketing.

Not to mention Gaikai uses 8GB bandwidth on my pc.

blackbirdi1410d ago

Hope they will use it just for demos i hate Download coz o Don t Have enough space on my HDD

KwietStorm1410d ago

You run into space issues for demos? I can't believe where we are and people are still having this problem. The hard drive was one of the first things I changed when I got my PS3, and that was in 2007. You can only do yourself some good by getting a bigger hdd. Highly recommend it.

blackbirdi1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

my problem is i have to many games...and second i prefer to buy a game or two instead of hdd because i don't have enough money ... i m not working just A POor student

PS: the average instlation is about 3 to 5 GB and games like rage and Metal gear solid have 8GB ..and please don't forget all this huge patches and DLC stuff

BlackTar1871409d ago

You gotta delete some old game files to make room.

You can't seriously be working on a major rotation of more then 2-5 games can you?

NeoTribe1409d ago

You really think they bought the 300m company just to over you demos via cloud? Comeon...

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