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Sony acquiring cloud gaming for 'variety of internet-connected devices'

2 July 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it's started an agreement with Gaikai Inc. to bring cloud gaming to "a variety of internet-connected devices."

The proposed deal between SCE and Gaikai Inc. will cost about $380 million if the deal is accepted, and this deal will bring even more content to Sony's "internet-connected devices."

Andrew House, President and Group CEO of SCE, said, "By combining Gaikai's resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE's extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provice 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 form immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices."

A rumor went around about cloud gaming coming to the PlayStation 3, but Sony shot that rumor down a few days later. So, it's great to see Sony add another great feature to its repertoire. David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc. said, "SCE has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide." Cloud gaming hasn't been confirmed specifically for the PS3, but the signs are definitely pointing in that direction. We'll keep you posted as the deal between SCE and Gaikai Inc. goes along.


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