Sony has just announced that it has purchased leading cloud gaming service Gaikai for a massive $380 million.
Sony’s Andrew House was keen to prove that the investment was well worth it, pouting that users can now “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”.
Gaikai founder David Perry was also happy about the new deal, saying:
“Sony has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide.
We’re honoured to be able to help Sony rapidly harness the power of the interactive cloud and to continue to grow their ecosystem, to empower developers with new capabilities, to dramatically improve the reach of exciting content and to bring breathtaking new experiences to users worldwide.”
Sony haven’t yet revealed exactly how Gaikai will be implemented into Sony’s current range of products, but we should hear more about it soon. Still, we can’t wait to see what’s on the way!