For those not in the know, Gaikai is a cloud gaming service, recently acquired by Sony for $380 million. Big money.
The buzz is that Sony is trying to bring cloud gaming via Gaikai to mobile platforms, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and most likely the Playstation Vita. As well as mobile platform it’s fair to assume that Gaikai will make an appearance on either the Playstation 3 or the yet to be announced Playstation 4.
However, job listings can be very revealing, and more so on the Gaikai official website where a listing for an “Android/Java” programmer indicates they are hard at work in attempting to bring the streaming service to smartphones and tablets.
This to me seems like a strange move on Sony’s part. If people can stream Playstation 3 games to their phones and tablet PC’s, it steps on the toes of the PS Vita in a big way. Then again, the PS Vita does have the physical buttons and the dedicated hardware for playing games. Hopefully we will see more on this soon as well as some information on whether the service will be coming to the PS3 or the next-gen PS4.
What do you reckon? Would you use the service on your phone/tablet? Or would you much prefer it on the PS Vita? Let us know in the comments below.