The deal with Gaikai is – according to rumours this afternoon – to enable PlayStation 2 and PS1 game streaming on current generation devices. We’ve been hinting at and discussing this for a little while, but GI have gone live with some additional information so it’s worth revisiting the story ahead of next week’s much-rumoured E3 reveal.
According to the site, the streaming deal will initially open up first party games but Sony are apparently trying to get third party publishers to get on board and sell their games via the new partnership. TheSixthAxis hopes that both the PS3 and PS Vita will be able to make use of this new service, although obviously we can’t confirm anything.
It’s also widely expected to tie into PlayStation Plus.