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Sony’s Gaikai is Coming to Android, iOS “and Other Mobile Devices”

Gaikai is coming to Android, iOS and more. - PSLS (Android, Gaikai, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, PS Vita, PS3)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   659d ago
Megaton!
GribbleGrunger  +   659d ago
Definitely. People have overlooked the potential of Gaikai for some reason, but two posts today has suddenly woken them up.
HappyGaming  +   659d ago
4G+Gaikai would be a sweet combo as long as the data prices become affordable!

Lets see how well 4G will do.
miyamoto  +   659d ago
Its good that Gaikai uses a different technology than Onlive.

Sony is really using the power of its brand name to push this game changing service to literally everyone!

Rated E for Everyone ^_^

Hi, LX General Kaos-chan! answer my questions?
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darthv72  +   659d ago
Nice to know
my Samsung GS2 will be the middle man between supporting smart glass and gaikai.
zeeshan  +   659d ago
Can't wait to play Sony games on my SGSIII :)
RBdrift  +   659d ago
Can't wait to play Sony games on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 XD
ArmrdChaos  +   659d ago
So...following previously used logic...any games that appear on Gaikai are no long considered exclusives? I am sure I will enjoy some of these answers.
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sikbeta  +   659d ago
IF true, this will be really great, if end up being only Sony products, they'd screw up themselves, so hope this is true.
ChronoJoe  +   658d ago
Unfortunately 3G/4G is high on latency even though bandwidth cn can be good. I doubt it will work very well for this. You'll probably need a good Wifi connection to have a good experience.

Still sounds cool though.
kevnb  +   658d ago
forget 3g/4g... this will be all about lte.
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fei-hung  +   659d ago
I have a feeling this is not what we think it is.

I dont think it is to do with PSmobile as it doesnt make sense to stream games that are 2mb and 10mb.

I dont think they will allow PS Exclusives to be launched on 3rd party devices.

What I do think Sony will be doing is:

Offer a streaming services across various platforms for the many 3rd party games out there such as Assassins Creed, GTA, Call of Duty etc.

Offer demos of Exclusive games coming out on Sony devices.

Allow cross platform play with Sony devices.

Allow trophy support and other features which tie into PSN.

In other words, Gaikai will be the inbetween link between Official Sony consoles and 3rd party devices. The bridge to test the water before jumping into buying a Sony product if you are unsure.

This is the reason why I think you are right in saying this is a Megaton. This is a service that will be bigger than Sony as for a console maker, this if done right will expand beyond their 4 walls.
ginsunuva  +   659d ago
Doesn't matter if the device is sony or not, you still have the sony ps mobile platform. It's still sony exclusive game. Doesn't matter what hardware.
WiiUalpha  +   658d ago
If it is not a Sony device then it isnt exclusive. Exclusive means exclusively on a certain platform and not on any other. When you have games showing up on multiple platforms they are not exclusive. Madden is not exclusive even though its made by EA because it shows up on many platforms.

If I can own a samsung phone and play sone games without needing a Sony device to do so, then those games are not exclusive.
Beastforlifenoob  +   659d ago
Never been so hyped for a gaming product in my life >:D
Bowzabub  +   659d ago
Future proof.. And all bases are covered.. Even down to Bluetooth. ( universal controllers)
SilentNegotiator  +   659d ago
Well, Megaton in the fact that it will serve as a competitor to the failing Onlive platform.

But perhaps with a corporation behind it, it can become larger than Onlive could ever hope.
princejb134  +   658d ago
sounds awesome
but i wonder how this will work

i was assuming the hardware must still be strong enough to play the games on say an android phone or iPhone regardless if its streaming or not

but if this is possible im 100% behind you sony
bring it on

no more need to go to the local video game store to purchase a game
doctorstrange  +   659d ago
If I could plug my DualShock into my iPad and play Uncharted, I'd be so happy.
decimalator  +   659d ago
Well, you'll probably never be able to use your Dualshock. Apple are dicks about 3rd party devices, especially game controllers. The only way they approved the Gameloft one is it only works with Gameloft games. But I guess if it only worked with Gaikai...
linkratos  +   659d ago
Are you not aware that the DualShock 3 works natively with Macbook's via Bluetooth?
Half-Mafia  +   659d ago
The DualShock 3 is bluetooth so it can pair with any iOS device if developers put the inputs into there apps. Apple has no control over what bluetooth device can talk with an iOS device.
Cablephish  +   659d ago
I rooted my Galaxy S3, so now I can use my Dualshock 3 to play emulator game. Would be cool to see where this goes.
decimalator  +   659d ago
hmmm, this could be very interesting
Sev  +   659d ago
I'm happy about this. I'd love to play PS quality games on my iPad. I'm sad enough as is that I can't play PS Mobile games being an Apple fan.
GribbleGrunger  +   659d ago
But what if they enabled PSMobile games through Gaikai?
joeorc  +   659d ago
@Sev
this has always been the move right from the start..kaz even stated this right off the bat.

with the Playstation Mobile development platform.

"PlayStation on iPhone?
What is potentially far more interesting (and wide-reaching) is the promise that we may see PlayStation Suite game downloads made available on Apple's iOS and PCs running Microsoft Windows, if recent comments from Sony boss Kaz Hirai are anything to go by.
"There are a variety of operating systems, but we're focusing first on Android," the Sony Computer Entertainment boss said in a conference this month, as Eurogamer reports.
"There's also Windows, iOS and so forth, but we don't have the resources to make it compatible with everything from the start."
"We're not ruling out PSS even on products like Sony Internet TV Powered by Google [Google TV] if adoption rate increases, or if it will help push adoption greatly. We have a completely open stance with carriers and handset makers."

http://www.techradar.com/us...

the first OS was going to be Android, than other OS's yes even Windows and iOS!
doctorstrange  +   659d ago
The biggest problem is Apple banning competitor apps from their app store. PSM is a competitor store.
HappyGaming  +   659d ago
@doctorstrange
Thats what I was thinking too until I realised the biggest competitor Apple has is Microsoft.

Plus they are lacking on the gaming front compared to Microsoft which has done all it has to starve Mac users of major games.
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miyamoto  +   659d ago
Money into Sony's pockets whichever way possible?
1) Yeah i remember this last January 2011.
But will Apple or M$ allow this?

Apple has Apple TV in the works and M$ has Xbox Live on Windows 8 mobile & PC?

How about Steam?

2) Since it's a subscription service it all boils down to money into Sony's pockets whichever or whatever way possible.

3) " GAIKAI and the GAIKAI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gaikai, Inc. (a Sony Computer Entertainment company). ©2012 Gaikai, Inc. All rights reserved."

Well that sealed the deal.

4) David Perry, eh? so Its Earthworm Jim galore on Gaikai.

5) What about DLCs? Timed Exclusives by M$?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 & S3 is ready for Uncharted!
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dbjj12088  +   659d ago
Yeah, because I wanna play PS3 games on my iPhone with digital controls.

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TheKayle  +   659d ago
lol what u expect from this?

sony exclusives that go on android or ios? or shovelware?

i think more the 2 choice..so having and ipad2 and android phone i dont care
doctorstrange  +   659d ago
Well if you check out the other post, you'll see Gaikai has AAA PS3 exclusives coming
srcBFMVBMTH  +   659d ago
I doubt they would make PS3/Vita/4 exclusives playable on other platforms other than their platforms. It could increase software sales but it would definitely hurt hardware sales.

If PS3, PSVITA, and PS4 exclusive games can be played elsewhere. Then what would be the point of owning THAT platform. lol

They'll probably make it so that PS exclusive games can only be streamed onto their platforms, but muliplat games can be streamed practically anywhere else. I'm also expecting to see some PC exclusives on PS platforms via Gaikai streaming. Could be pretty awesome.
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GribbleGrunger  +   659d ago
PS3 games ARE coming to the Wikipad. What they'll do is allow older exclusives to be playable via Gaikai. And they'll probably allow us to play the complete collection of PS3 PSN games through our Vitas too.
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joeorc  +   659d ago
@ srcBFMVBMTH
" It could increase software sales but it would definitely hurt hardware sales. "

"If PS3, PSVITA, and PS4 exclusive games can be played elsewhere. Then what would be the point of owning THAT platform." lol

Has that hurt Microsoft's xbox platform?

Many of its best exclusives have all found them published to the PC, why would it be anymore of a detriment for Sony as it would be for Microsoft?

What that would the playstation Platform be without its exclusives?

The simple fact is it will still be a Playstation!

and that does not outright mean all the exclusives go day and date to the Gaikai service with the release of the playstation console release. there may be games that do not get put on the service of Gaikai and only released on the Playstation platform or at least first.

Than you may say you can wait, and i will still get to play the game at a later time, than I guess you could wait and Hope it gets released on another platform.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   659d ago
@GribbleGrunger

"And they'll probably allow us to play the complete collection of PS3 PSN games through our Vitas too"

Well I'm definitely expecting that. PS3/PS2 exclusives brought to Gaikai so that they could be played on the Vita. But I'm not too sure about the Wikipad thing. Do you have a link?

What would be the point of owning that specific platform (PS3,Vita,PS4) if those exclusives can be played elsewhere other than a Sony product? It's not that I'm against or anything lol. It's that I don't see the point if it could potentially hurt hardware sales.

@joeorc

"Has that hurt Microsoft's xbox platform?

Many of its best exclusives have all found them published to the PC, why would it be anymore of a detriment for Sony as it would be for Microsoft?"

Well considering the fact that you can't find many Xbox 360 exclusives developed by Microsoft going to PC anymore. I think it actually could have. Most of their popular games such

Gears 2,3, and Judgement
Halo Wars, 3 ODST, Reach, and 4
Forza 2,3,4 and Horizon
Fable 2, and The Journey

and many more

don't appear on other platforms for a reason. There wouldn't be a point in owning a 360 if they did. lol
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Emilio_Estevez  +   659d ago
Maybe there will be some sort of code provided in new copies to allow the purchaser to play it on 'Mobile' devices as well. Anything can happen, let the speculation run rampant!
doogiebear  +   659d ago
Dude your absolutely right...think about it: The cost of running the servers 24/7 for Cloud is not gonna be cheap, so Sony might as well be churning out profits via hardware too.
TheKayle  +   658d ago
for microsoft would be a win win situation ...when u can play ps games on your windows pc increasing windows 8 gaming area ....ps3 ownser will no play halo ....so they still need a xbl account and a xbox...

i think this is the beginning of leaving the "expansive" high end hardware consoles ....for sony...so im not happy at all
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Sanquine90  +   659d ago
Dafuq sony? If gaikai went to vita only it would save the vita... Please do something i hate the doom and gloom articles:( My dream is to beat every journalist that ever wrote a article doom and gloom
KwietStorm  +   659d ago
What kind of idiotic move would it be to utilize Gaikai on Vita only?
Sanquine90  +   659d ago
To save the vita ;)
KwietStorm  +   659d ago
So spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a new initiative would be best put to use on a platform that isn't selling well, but will likely make use of said initiative anyway, all while closing the door on the millions of people who DON'T own a Vita? Brilliant.
Sanquine90  +   658d ago
Yeah , because the people who do not have them will buy it;) Yes sir brilliant:D
Lvl_up_gamer  +   659d ago
Sweet. I look forward to playing AAA console quality games on my Galaxy 3s

Now when the TV is being used, I can still play PS titles on my phone.

Thanks Sony.
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whoyouwit04  +   659d ago
Well I'm not trying to sound like a fanboy, But when sony starts putting there exsclusives on gaikai sony fans will lose one of there main arguing points. Which is that there is no need for them to buy a xbox platform cause all of there games are on pc, Well sony fans welcome to MS, Cause sony is about to do the same thing, Why? cause it makes since from a buisness stand point, but let it been MS all kind of hell would've been raise why there is no need for an xbox.
joeorc  +   659d ago
@whoyouwit04
"Well I'm not trying to sound like a fanboy, But when sony starts putting there exsclusives on gaikai sony fans will lose one of there main arguing points. Which is that there is no need for them to buy a xbox platform cause all of there games are on pc, Well sony fans welcome to MS, Cause sony is about to do the same thing, Why? cause it makes since from a buisness stand point, but let it been MS all kind of hell would've been raise why there is no need for an xbox."

an your point is?

you are going to hear that no matter what, even you brought up that very point, its about hypocrisy right?

well that is not just for the realm of fans of Sony products, "why buy the PS3 multiplatform game when the same game play's better on the xbox360" Since that same game play's better on the PC! lol

point that out is like anything you are always going to hear that same argument no matter what and its still a moot point no matter what anyway.
nevin1  +   659d ago
It still has no buttons.
Alcohog  +   659d ago
It has a USB port. I'll let you think about that for awhile.
MasterCornholio  +   659d ago
What a way to ruin portability.

http://www.promotionalgifts...

http://assets.hardwarespher...

I would rather have the controls inside the device like the Xperia Play for example.

http://phandroid.s3.amazona...
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WalterWJR  +   659d ago
I hope Gaikai can bring the PS2 catalogue to PS3 and VITA, that would be awesome.
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MightyPatapon  +   659d ago
I thought the main idea behind Sony acquiring Gaikai was for Sony to get content to stream on PlayStation platforms.

But it seems like Sony Computer Entertainment content is going other places.

The idea of streaming and playing The Last of Us on PC seems weird to me.
BigStef71  +   659d ago
Theres no way the last of us is gonna appear on anything other than the ps3 when it launches. They would lose so many ps3 hardware sales if that happened
srcBFMVBMTH  +   659d ago
I think we'll only see PS Mobile and Muliplat games being streamed onto different platforms.

I'm sure PS3/VITA/PS4 exclusive games will indeed be brought to Gaikai, but only being able to be streamed on other PlayStation products.

Hence the slogan "Only On PlayStation". lol
doogiebear  +   659d ago
The cost of running 3rd party games on Cloud servers would come at the expense of Sony since Gaikai is their company. So, i don't know how they are going to settle the cost of running games that eventually get old and are not worth the money of keeping alive. THAT is a major issue that Onlive had. Gaikai had yet to have that issue before, because all they were focused on was demo's. Now they and Sony are gonna have to take this into consideration/
joeorc  +   659d ago
@MightyPatapon
"I thought the main idea behind Sony acquiring Gaikai was for Sony to get content to stream on PlayStation platforms.

But it seems like Sony Computer Entertainment content is going other places.

The idea of streaming and playing The Last of Us on PC seems weird to me."

and the blunt point is it still is!

I have been pointing out this for the past few year's, Sony is moving and Expanding the Playstation Brand into the Market as a whole, it does not mean that the Playstation platform is going 3rd party, it just means that Playstation content can be released on other hardware and the idea is to sell playstation content to as many people as they can.

If you have a playstation machine made by Sony or not. the point of owning a Playstation is just as viable as it is any hardware sku to play your content, because not all playstation content may not get released to other platforms other than a playstation. That does not mean that there would not be a chance to play older playstation games on other hardware though. So anyway you look at it its still the content that matter's.
JayD-1K  +   658d ago
Sony has cell phones, Tablets, PC's, and of course the gaming platforms. it could put some games on all the hardware it can and not really leave the "Sony" brand.
SAE  +   659d ago
It's great but i'm only gonna use it on playstaion , i really can't imagine my self playing on a phone , it just isn't right ...
Ben_Grimm  +   659d ago
Interesting, not to long ago N4G shunned mobile gaming for it's lack of real controls and ripped people apart who said mobile(smartphone) gaming was viable and here to stay.

And yet here we are seeing a different point of view and new light with a few of the same commenters.
nevin1  +   659d ago
Game, Set and Match.

It amazes me how inconsistence people are on the internet.

I said it still has no buttons someones mentions the USB ports. lol
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TheUndertaker85  +   659d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Hey look! It has buttons. Oh the buttons!

Someone mentioned USB for a reason you know. Not hard to research instead of being an ass.
Qrphe  +   659d ago
This "same group of people" are obviously NOT the same group of people that butchered mobile gaming on the past.
Ben_Grimm  +   659d ago
"..with a few of the same commenters."

A few of them are Qrphe, oh most definite a few of them are.
GreenRanger  +   659d ago
Could the "Other Mobile Devices" be Windows Mobile phones?
I doubt it because WM phones only take up around 2% of all smartphones, so why would Sony bother trying to cut a deal with MS? I doubt Sony and MS would partner on anything game related anyway.
Not that it matters, though.
Windows Mobile stinks, and so does iOS.
Android FTW!
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dafegamer  +   659d ago
people forget that this is just a rumor dont get your hopes too high
jujubee88  +   659d ago
I think I will get my hopes up
dafegamer  +   659d ago
wait a sec. The info doesnt really imply that Gaikai would come to IOS.The list says"coming to android and other mobile platforms" instead of "coming to android and IOS" it doesnt mae sense cause why should they leave the brandname "IOS" out? other mobile devices could mean that its coming to playstation certified phones like xperia, wikipad,Vita
Thats why people should'nt get their Hopes too high
Vickistheman  +   659d ago
Interesting if true.

Glad to see Sony planning for the future like this. If they can make this work well for Android and find a way to monetize it fairly and still profit, this could be pretty huge.

Android + IOS = a gigantic audience for the Playstation platform.
trage  +   659d ago
what about a playstation smart tv. you'll be able to stream games on the tv. netflix, huluplus, hbo go and some kind of play station eye right on the system.
This is good sony news! MicrSoft must have forgot to write a check to the internetz today! j/k
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GrahamGolden  +   659d ago
sony will get shitload of $$$$$ next gen thats for sure
they already own next gen easy

brilliant move kaz
WiiUalpha  +   658d ago
Sony wins next gen by announcing they are offering PS games on 3rd party devices? Doesnt take much for you to give Sony the win... I can see it now. Sony announces new cup holder built into the PS4 and here you come "OMG its the greatest thing ever, Sony wins this gen hands down." Could you be more pathetic?
duff916  +   659d ago
I hope PS+ plays a part in this.
PS4OUR  +   659d ago
If Sony can make available the entire PS2 collection via Gaikai to all Playstation consoles im gonna lose my mind.

And if Sony can make available their entire movie, music and entertainment properties via Gaikai to all Playstation consoles and other media devices like tablets and smartphones, im gonna die.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   659d ago
Mmmm. I don't know about this...
YoungPlex  +   659d ago
Heck yea, this is awesome news!
gamerben  +   659d ago
Good luck trying to get apple to release it on the app store
urwifeminder  +   659d ago
Wow things turn around quick on n4g last week phone gaming was a no button taboo i cant keep up.
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baodeus  +   659d ago
oye, it is really hard to take people comments on n4g seriously cause they say one thing today and totally opposite the next. :D

But with that said, It would be a good move on Sony to get their contents out to as many people as they can = more money.
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