Rumours have been circulating that Sony is looking to buy up an online streaming company – with most assuming it’ll be either Gaikai or OnLive. Well, despite a few nuggets suggesting it might be the former, news published this evening move the pointer back towards OnLive.
The Verge, in a fairly weighty article (and one subsequently pulled) posted the first details of Samsung Cloud Gaming, which is powered by Gaikai. The article was posted ad verbatim on NeoGAF (and picked up elsewhere), along with images of a Samsung TV set showing off the tech.
“It’s a Samsung Smart TV, playing high-end PC games like The Witcher 2 without so much as a set-top box; they’re delivered solely over the internet,” said the report. “More importantly, it’s an existing TV that’s already on sale, with only a firmware update on top.”
So if Samsung have signed with Gaikai, where does that leave Sony? The most obvious answer is OnLive, right?