“Samsung Cloud Gaming” Probably Rules Out Gaikai For Sony Deal

Rumours have been circulating that Sony is looking to buy up an online streaming company – with most assuming it’ll be either Gaikai or OnLive. Well, despite a few nuggets suggesting it might be the former, news published this evening move the pointer back towards OnLive.

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NYC_Gamer2425d ago (Edited 2425d ago )

Gaikai is designed to work on tv/tablets/monitors.....Samsun g running the service on their box doesn't really mean anything.....Gaikai isn't limited to one brand of tv or tablet...

Any brand with a smart tv could use Gaikai...

yesmynameissumo2425d ago

Unless their agreement with Samsung prohibits it. It isn't ridiculous to think Samsung would try to lock that down.

joeorc2425d ago (Edited 2425d ago )

Sure anything can Happen but it's very unlikely that it would be able too.

reason being. Cloud game streaming is just in it's infancy and they want to expand it as much as they can.

Just like OnLive the companies that made the service would not limit their service to one unless it was paid to do so . And with the investors limiting your "Open Cloud" gaming service kinda defeats the purpose.

Example :

Samsung makes the galaxy Note but yet

Gaikai will stream games on the Wikipad gaming tablet


So that makes both OnLive and Gaikai on Android now.

and this would not keep Sony from buying the cloud company anyway.

like you said there always a chance, but i would say slim to none

yesmynameissumo2425d ago

Samsung isn't wanting to expand game streaming. They want to capitalize on the service of Gaikai and give consumers a reason to buy their TVs over someone else.

KonaBro2425d ago

Just because Gaikai is providing services to Samsung doesn't mean that Sony still can't buy them out.

house2425d ago

exactly... Microsoft bought out Skype and thats on the ps vita so its ridiculous to think gaikai cant get bought out just because its on Samsung

Rush2425d ago (Edited 2425d ago )

Except for the fact Sony can't afford to buy anyone out at the minute let alone a risky cloud gaming platform.


Yeah share holders will be thrilled with Sony buying an unproven cloud gaming platform. It's simply not going to happen doesn't make sense and Sony cant afford to be slashing cash around.

Disccordia2425d ago

Sony have $10Billion stored away for acquisitions.

DJLB21152425d ago

yeah but i still hope its Onlive

house2425d ago (Edited 2425d ago )

exactly Sony PlayStation are one of the few sony branches bring in money so im more than sure they can acquire gaikai or which ever they have there eyes on

Chrono2425d ago

I'd love Samsung to get involved. The current services are mostly available to the U.S. and a few other countries. What about the rest of the world?

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