Sony to Acquire Cloud-Based Gaming Service Gaikai

Sony has just acquired cloud-based gaming service Gaikai.

In a press release sent today, the electronics giant has revealed that they reached an agreement worth approximately $380 million. Through this new acquisition, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will establish a new cloud service.

Andrew House, President and CEO of SCE had this to say.

By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences…SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.

There’s currently no word if Sony is implementing this on the PS3, the PS Vita or for their next-gen console offering. We’ll be sure to update you when and if Sony announces what their plans are for the service.

Whatever the case may be, Sony seems to have certainly upped its game a notch, no?