Sony Computer Entertainment announced the acquisition of Gaikai, one of the most important game streaming service. Unlike OnLive (main competitor), Gaikai does not offer to purchase and play various titles through stream information, and focus on providing demo versions for various games, which can then be tested even without a dedicated hardware.
Although the total value of the transaction through which Gaikai passes under the umbrella PlayStation was approximately 380 million dollars, it is still unclear what Sony plans to have people with fresh streaming service. Despite statements by Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, who says that is ready “a global cloud-streaming service that allows users to enjoy exciting games anytime, anywhere on a wide range of devices connected to Internet”, this move leaves many types of interpretations.
On the one hand, the possible integration of streaming technology offered by Gaikai with services PlayStation Network could translate into a significant improvement in function remote play on the new PlayStation Vita (which thus could potentially play games PS3 by stream).
On the other hand, Sony could expand the current supply of demos on Gaikai, adding exclusive demo of the game for the PlayStation 3. Users should be able to try samples of titles like God of War III, Heavy Rain and Uncharted 3 before deciding to buy such a console.
Finally, many talk about a very probable integration of these services in future streaming game console PlayStation 4. Sony could then opt for a hardware configuration more like that of modern PCs without worrying about the compatibility with earlier generations of dedicated PlayStation games, these will be run through streaming game services.
The great advantage of solutions such as Gaikai streaming game is hardware that can run. No need for a dedicated gaming system, Gaikai can be used on almost any PC or device with an Internet connection performance. Games are played on specialized servers, a video stream is transmitted to the terminal users. You can try accessing existing services Gaikai official site.