Sony has picked up Gaikai, touted to be the “world’s leading interactive cloud-based gaming company.” The asking price? Somewhere in the region of $380 million thereabouts, where this particular acquisition will see SCE use it as a platform to establish a new cloud service so that they are able to deliver truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences for their customers.
Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said, “By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences. SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”
First established in 2008, the California-based Gaikai has come up with what some deem as the highest quality, fastest interactive cloud-streaming platform to date, where it allows the streaming of quality game titles across a slew of devices over the Internet. This particular purchase will see SCE establish a cloud service and expand its network business, as they intend to fully leverage Gaikai’s revolutionary technology and infrastructure. There is no escaping games these days no matter where one turns to. [Press Release]