This morning Sony confirmed that it had plans to acquire cloud gaming service Gaikai, and whilst we speculated at lunch time that the deal meant Sony had a huge number of options ahead of them, Microsoft were sitting quietly in the corner.
They’ve commented, of a sort, on the day’s proceedings.
“The cloud has been a key component of our strategy and a big area of investment with Xbox for many years,” they said to GI. “Through Xbox LIVE we’re serving up gaming and entertainment in the cloud to more than 40 million people.”
“We’re committed to delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences across devices in a uniquely connected way through Xbox, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and other popular devices,” a spokesperson continued, “and we’re looking forward to continuing to innovate in this space in the future.”
It’s about as non-comment a comment can get without saying “no comment” but at least the platform holder acknowledges the events of the day.
The smart thing would be for them to give OnLive a quick call – many expect cloud-based gaming to be the future, and Microsoft will know this as well as anyone.