Gaikai, the cloud-based gaming service which kicked off its services in January, has been snapped up by Sony for a cool US$380 million.
We can’t imagine that Sony would drain its coffers of such a sum lightly, so it’s clear that the father of the PlayStation has got some cloud-gaming plans up its sleeve.
This isn’t the first time that the PlayStation 4 has been in the cloud gaming spotlight, with a Sony executive previously confirming that the company was considering cloud-based options for its next-gen console last month.
Time will tell just how big a role cloud gaming will have in the PlayStation 4 (or Xbox 720 for that matter) but it certainly looks like Sony’s latest purchase could have them in the driving seat for a decent start.
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