Sony Computer Entertainment has announced its purchase of the Cloud gaming company Gaikai for $380m. There had been rumors suggesting that the conglomerate was eyeing Gaikai but those reports went unconfirmed until Sony made it official.
In a press release SCE stated that it plans to “establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immerse interactive entertainment experiences.”
Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. also had this to say: “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 has built an incredible brand with PlayStation and has earned the respect of countless millions of gamers worldwide,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc., “We’re honored to be able to help SCE 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.”
With the PlayStation 4 releasing within the next year or so one can easily assume that with Gaikai Cloud streaming will play a huge role in Sony’s next home console and possible the PS Vita.
View the complete press release for the acquisition here.