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RumorTT: Sony to acquire cloud gaming firm Gaikai

RumorTT: Sony could acquire Gaikai, a high-profile cloud gaming firm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 2, 2012 at 3:27 am CDT (1 min, 3 secs time to read)

MCV is reporting that Sony could acquire high-profile cloud gaming firm, Gaikai. It was revealed to MCV exclusively that Sony were looking at acquiring either Gaikai, or OnLive. Either company would bolster Sony's efforts into the cloud gaming universe.

RumorTT: Sony to acquire cloud gaming firm Gaikai | TweakTown.com

Just yesterday, Gaikai sent out invitations to journalists for what they're calling a game-changing announcement, it reads:

Gaikai has some major announcements in store for E3 that have the potential to change the future of video games, game consoles and how we play.

Now, one would think that Sony could be pushing itself away from their PlayStation brand, so what would happen to the PlayStation 4? Well, things are changing... 10-year life cycles for consoles just can't be done as the technology is in a stand-still after 2-3 years max. But, a system that could borrow from the cloud, would let Sony dump out a console say, next year, and then 2-3 years from now they'd have this acquired company doing some magic behind the scenes, and maybe the PS4 would end up just being a streamed-to device for your console gaming needs.

This is just my opinion, but it's definitely something interesting to think about. Hopefully we see some announcements soon, and an unveiling of the next-gen consoles at E3 2013.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:27 am CDT

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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