When Sony announced they’d bought Gaikia on Monday, some just assumed it would play second fiddle to their existing business and simply offer up additional, non-gaming options.
We evaluated the various path Gaikai could present, and whilst some were quick to dismiss, it’s clear that Sony’s intentions with the cloud gaming company were exactly for that – gaming.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal (via MCV) Sony’s Andrew House confirmed that Gaikai would be focused on “Sony’s game machines” and said that cloud gaming is going to have a “profound and possibly a very positive impact on not only our game business, but also in the way our consumers interact with and obtain content in general”.
House also stated that there was a clear intention to start an “online videogame streaming service” – locking Gaikai down to a very specific purpose.
That said, House also said that “expanding the technology to other Sony products is absolutely within the frame,” suggesting that we might be seeing PlayStation titles across multiple formats in the future – tablets, TVs, PCs…