games.on.net has received a press release this morning outlining Sony’s acquisition of cloud-based gaming company, Gaikai Inc. The purchase of Gaikai, which set Sony back in the order of USD 380 million, will establish a new cloud service for the company and expand its network business even further.
“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,” President and Group CEO of Sony, Andrew House said. “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.” How this will work out for Australian users, however, is not known.
Source: Press Release