Prior to Sony’s conference at E3, there were rumours abound that Sony was going to confirm that they are going to be expanding into cloud gaming and it was widely speculated that they were going to announce a partnership with Gaikai
However as we all now know this didn’t happen and it doesn’t look likely to happen given that Gaikai boss David Perry told Eurogamer at E3 that a deal between the two does not and has never existed.
“I wasn’t even at the Sony press conference,” Perry told Eurogamer. “I was sitting in my hotel room, and I know everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, are they going to announce cloud gaming?’ And I was like, ‘No, they’re not going to announce cloud gaming.’ I wasn’t even there!”
The reason for the wide held belief that the announcement would happen is due to people feeling certain that Sony would be confirming a partnership and then a press release from Gaikai before the event stating:
Gaikai has major announcements in store for E3, which have the potential to change the future of video games, game consoles and how we play.
Whilst there was a big announcement from Gaikai this was a Samsung deal to integrate Gaikai in new top-range Samsung TVs.
Now some were disappointed when it was thought likely that Gaikai were going to be Sony’s partners for cloud gaming, as they hoped that it would be Onlive, well this has certainly left the door wide open. I think its certain that a partnership is going to happen with someone in the future, as its looks likely that the future is cloud gaming.