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In a move that will rock the next generation of console gaming, Sony is close to agreeing an acquisition of a high profile cloud gaming firm, MCV understands.

It was reported earlier this week that Sony was to reveal a partnership with a cloud gaming firm – specifically either OnLive or Gaikai – at E3 next week.

Subsequent chatter had seemingly calmed the rumours, suggesting that the proposed agreement was to do with Sony streaming TV services, and not consoles.

However, MCV understands that the deal is far more extensive than anyone could have predicted and will see Sony fully acquire one of the two firms. The deal, our source says, “is close to being signed”.

An interesting suggestion from the article: "Although work on PS4 is already well underway, Sony is very likely keen on bringing its PlayStation gaming content to non-console owners – a move finally made possible by this deal."

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/sony-close-to-agreeing-cloud-gaming-acquisition/096914

 

Wanna have your mind blown?

 http://www.edge-online.com/news/gaikai-brings-cloud-gaming-lg-smart-tvs

From January 10 2012. Gaikai streaming games straight to LG TVs. Maybe something to help Sony's worst-performing division. Apple TV before Apple.

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2012/01/06/samsung-lg-and-vizio-join-sony-as-google-tv-partners/

From January 6 2012. LG and Sony partnership with google tv. Partnership with google on streaming? Android devices? 

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/05/25/gaikais-e3-invite-all-but-confirms-ps3-streaming-partnership/

Gaikai has a major E3 announcement “which has the potential to change the future of video game, the game consoles and the way in which we play.”

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/11127.html

Sony is enticing the entire world by announcing their plans for this year's major industry event. First and foremost, they say they will announce "the future of gameplay and innovation," which has gotten people talking.

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/sony-or-microsoft-to-bow-out-of-next-gen-console-race-predicts-gaikai/

Cloud gaming service Gaikai has commented that one of the current console manufacturers actually won't be creating another console for the next generation. Speaking during CES [Update: here's coverage of the full panel she was on], Nanea Reeves, chief product officer for Gaikai, predicted, "Not all of the current console makers will have one more generation. That will be the big news at E3."

 

Holy shit^



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Anyway, I just want E3 to come already so we can finally know what these cloud gaming rumours are about.

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Wow. Didn't think they'd actually buy one of them, if the rumours are true, of course.

shit just got real !!!

Well, that's unexpected to say the least.

If it is true, which one will they buy? Onlive that already works or Gaikai, which has said a lot but has done nothing?

 

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JEMC said:
Well, that's unexpected to say the least.

If it is true, which one will they buy? Onlive that already works or Gaikai, which has said a lot but has done nothing?

You should check out the Gaikai website, I just played Witcher 2 on a laptop from 2008 from there. 



Sorry this might be a noob question...but what exactly is cloud gaming ;x?



Sal.Paradise said:
JEMC said:
Well, that's unexpected to say the least.

If it is true, which one will they buy? Onlive that already works or Gaikai, which has said a lot but has done nothing?

You should check out the Gaikai website, I just played Witcher 2 on a laptop from 2008 from there. 

My bad. I didn't know they were already operational.



 

Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on:

+Console : Wii U, Xbox360

+PC: i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz, HD5850 1Gb

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm more a single player gamer.

JEMC said:
Well, that's unexpected to say the least.

If it is true, which one will they buy? Onlive that already works or Gaikai, which has said a lot but has done nothing?

i would put money on Gaikai because last week they said they have a major announcement for e3!  

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/gaikai-will-announce-something-at-e3-that-might-change-the-future-of-game-consoles/



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BasilZero said:
Sorry this might be a noob question...but what exactly is cloud gaming ;x?

Instead of local processing hardware (your console) playing the game, your controller inputs are sent to a remote location where all the proccessing is handled, and then 'video' of that game is streamed right back to your tv.

It means that the power of the device you're playing on does not matter, as all the proccessing is handled at another location. The only thing determining the quality of the games is your internet connection.