21 Jun

OnLive may have already started braving the cloud gaming circuit, but it looks like David Perry’s competitor service Gaikai is gearing up for a bigger splash. The company behind Gaikai announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Electronic Arts, giving the cloud computing service access to EA’s biggest PC hits like The Sims, Dragon Age, Medal of Honor and Need for Speed.

“Gaikai’s innovations open whole new experiences for both current players and new customers looking for the best of interactive entertainment,” said Electronic Arts’ Chief Creative Director, Richard Hilleman. “It also brings new opportunities and capabilities that will improve both our craft and products, including secure beta-testing and the ability to instantaneously bring the latest games into the hands of our waiting audience.”

“EA has some of the most important franchises in the video game industry, and we’re excited to be able to use our streaming technology to help new audiences discover these amazing properties. We are also excited to be powering a cutting-edge digital strategy with EA developers”, said David Perry, Gaikai CEO.