07 Mar

Dave Perry announced, during last week’s Game Developers Conference, that the cloud-streaming game service Gaikai has gone live to public beta. The service has debuted with five PC demos for Dead Space 2, Spore, Mass Effect 2, The Sims 3, and Linden Labs’ Second Life. The network claims to be “the fastest interactive proximity network in the world”, and is live across 24 data centers in 12 countries.

“We’ve been working away with them as we discover how to reduce the friction when playing products.” described Dave Perry, “We’ve been keeping quiet, but we’ve secretly been up and running for months, quietly, testing, collecting analytics, improving things, etc.”