Microsoft Reacts to Sony Buying Gaikai
Microsoft has issued a response to Sony's acquisition of Gaikai, states that the "cloud" has been a key component of theirs for many years.
Last night's big news was undoubtedly Sony's acquistion of cloud-based gaming service Gaikai.
It's the sort of thing that could potentially catapult a console from being last to first -- or something to that effect. Of course, we don't really know Sony has in mind to its newly acquired cloud-based gaming service.
So, what does Microsoft think of all this? In an interview with GamesIndustry, a Microsoft representative states, "the cloud has been a key component of our strategy and a big area of investment with Xbox for many years. Through Xbox LIVE we're serving up gaming and entertainment in the cloud to more than 40 million people."
So, does this mean Microsoft is interested in acquiring OnLive, then? While that might not be the case, I highly doubt Microsoft will sit idly by and watch Sony run away with what could be a potential game-changer, no?
Do you think cloud gaming will play an integral role in the future of consoles? What could Microsoft and Nintendo do to counteract this move by Sony?