Friday, 3 August 2012

Support of Major Game Publishers in Gaikai is Waning


When Gaikai started their cloud gaming demo business they stated that they would only feature blockbuster games that have a large market exposure. Well, Gaikai has lately put up demos of games that, to put it mildly, don't have such a great market exposure, even their big supporter EA hasn't put up anything notable for quite some time. Looks like Gaikai also believes in the saying that beggars can't be choosers, even being acquired by Sony doesn't help them, though when one thinks about it a little the Sony acquisition might be the problem as for instance EA doesn't want to feature their games on a platform that will in the future compete in cloud gaming with their Origin service. Gaikai is now learning the hard way how it is when large game publishers don't support you, like OnLive has been doing for a long time.

It remains to be seen what Sony will do with Gaikai and how they'll integrate cloud gaming into the PlayStation ecosystem. It also remains to be seen how the support from major game publishers will be for the possible cloud gaming service by Sony.

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