Gaikai to launch full game streaming this year

by Stephen Heller Featured 4 Comments 17 Votes 2723 Views 25/01/2012 Back to News
  • Gaikai set to stream full games in the future
  • YouTube, EA and Ubisoft websites are on board
  • "You do not want to be the console that can't do this"

Gaikai has been touting its impressive demo streaming technology for a while now, but GameIndustry reports that the new service is looking to launch full-game streaming in the coming months. After the launch of their streaming service on Facebook, Gaikai will roll out full-game streaming via retailer sites such as YouTube, Best Buy, Wallmart, EA and Ubisoft. The time-frame for such a huge shift? Just 90 days after the Gaikai service goes live on Facebook, which is planned for sometime in the first half of this year.

How does Gaikai feel about OnLive, their closest competitor in the cloud gaming market? Gaikai head Dave Perry feels that there are huge differences between the two companies.

They have to modify the game; they have to get the source code to the game, Gaikai doesn't require modification of the game." - Dave Perry, Gaikai

Do they have plans to bring this service to consoles in the future?

You do not want to be the console that can't do this. You do not want to be the retail website that doesn't have playable games on it. You don't want to be the gaming website that you can't buy a game from. I don't want to take your console from your cold dead hands, that's not the case at all. You're going to continue to play the way you play, but just imagine that you could have an opinion on all games because you've been able to try all of them."

If the technology works as well as we've seen so far, the industry could be ready for a huge shift in the coming years.

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sounds awesome. i really want one. >_>
You already have one - it works in any browser.
ehhhhhh. Probs uses more internet then actually downloading the game
Quite probable, but have you played Bastion through Google Chrome? Works surprisingly well, although I'm not sure what kind of bandwidth was required.

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