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Sony PlayStation has big plans for the future, and they include cloud gaming. Imagine sometime in the near future being able to play any video game on any device by streaming it live without any downloads. This is the direction Sony wants to head and the reason they acquired cloud gaming giant Gaikai for $380 million. Obviously Sony made this move to stay ahead of their competition in the cut-throat video game market.
The PlayStation of the future may be little more than a conduit to display and control games running on powerful remote servers. At least that’s one potential end game now that Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the $380 million acquisition of streaming gaming specialists Gaikai, which it will use to establish “a new cloud service.”
Established in 2008 by founders including Shiny Entertainment’s Dave Perry, Gaikai differs from other cloud gaming services like OnLive in a few key ways. For one, its service works directly in a Java-based Web browser…. Let us know what you think below and continue reading this article at ARS.