2 July 2012
| | iTZKooPA
Wondering what Sony’s plans are for the future of gaming. Not just Sony Online Entertainment, but the company’s console endeavors as well? Well, the purchase of cloud-gaming specialist Gaikai for a tidy sum of $380 million should shed some light on the future.
“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.”
If you have not heard of Gaikai before, the company is responsible for setting up numerous streaming sessions of AAA titles, from an early look at the TERA demo to a collection of games from EA, Ubisoft and WBIE.
The original article continues down a console-oriented path, but the possibilities for Sony Online Entertainment’s properties are intriguing. Could we see added connectivity options through browser-based titles or basic access points? Will SOE look to develop on the platform? Does Gaikai’s technology allow for slicker cross-platform access?
What are your thoughts and expectations?
3 May 2010
| | pixiestixy
Since I picked up my iPad on launch day, one major lament of mine has been the lack of strong games, at least compared to the app store for the iPhone and iPod touch. Sure, there are a few gems but I guess I just have to be patient and give the market time to catch up. So when I ran across this photo in one of my RSS feeds this afternoon, my optimism took a slight upturn. The very thought of WoW on the iPad is enough to make me grin.
The innovation, achieved through an upcoming streaming gaming service called Gaikai, claims to allow gaming through pretty much any browser. How’s it work? According to the site, Gaikai hosts and runs the games that you want to play from ANY device that has a web browser.
“Gaikai takes a radical new approach – we host the games, we run them, we worry about hardware and software updates, and we stream them to you. Full resolution, full speed, stereo sound, low lag, no compromise. The only thing you need is a browser and an internet connection.”
Oh right, and the site also says on another page that you need the latest release edition of Adobe Flash. Which the iPad doesn’t support. So how does it work exactly…? That part is left out.
So, I’m left wondering how legitimate the idea really is.
Click for more analysis on whether this is real and how it could potentially work if it is.