We had pretty much assumed Gaikai would be the service Sony is rumoured to be buying but now we are hearing that it may be OnLive instead.
Meanwhile, on an OnLive fan forum, a poster contacted both GaiKai and OnLive.
Gaikai’s PR department responded:
There are always rumors about companies, and cloud companies, teaming up with console makers. Sorry we can’t be of more help. If you hear of anything more, could you let us know?
Meanwhile OnLive responded with a more familiar phrase:
No comment on this.
Of course OnLive really could not be commenting on the situation – or they may be using the industry standard “yes, its true but we can’t confirm the rumour” code.
It’s expected that whatever the deal is, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get some form of special access. Whether that’s a free trial period or reduced rates is anyone’s guess just now.