While Sony has yet to make its ultimate plans regarding their recent acquisition of Gaikai, the service’s recent site re-launch has brought less than subtle hints at Playstation games eventually making their way to the cloud-based gaming service. Character artwork from prominent first party franchises like Killzone, God of War, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, and Infamous are featured multiple times across the website.
While this isn’t a confirmation of whether or not (or in what form) Sony games will appear in the services ecosystem, Gaikai’s site statement reads that, “Gaikai will help SCE grow their ecosystem, empower developers with new capabilities, dramatically improve the reach of various content and bring breathtaking new entertainment experiences to end-users around the world”.
The news comes while Gaikai is being battling a patent infringement allegation by T5 Beats. The patent claims previous ownership of tech that processes graphics for multiple games on a single system. The suit specifically states that Gaikai is violating the patent by “providing system and methods of sharing a graphics processing unit (GPU) between a plurality of programs.” Similar claims were made against OnLive last year, with OnLive dismissing the patent as “irrelevant.”
Gaikai was purchased back in June for the hefty price of $380 million, with Gaikai’s CEO David Perry stating that “We’re honoured to be able to help SCE rapidly harness the power of the interactive cloud and to continue to grow their ecosystem, to empower developers with new capabilities, to dramatically improve the reach of exciting content and to bring breathtaking new experiences to users worldwide.”
Report filed by Rakan Stanbouly