David Perry, founder of Gaikai, has said he is close to landing a deal with a “major” US gaming site which wants to host the North American beta for the cloud service.
Speaking with MCV ahead of his session tomorrow at the London Games Conference, Perry said the Gaikai beta “is ready to launch” and the developers have already started work on Server Design 2.0.
“At the 11th hour a major USA gaming site has asked us to let them run our closed beta,” said Perry. “If the deal can be done quickly we will do that, if not we will invite 100,000 people in to play from our own users.
“I’m getting pretty impatient, I want to get it live.”
Last month, Perry said Gaikai was already feature complete, and would be out of beta in “mid-December”, but extensive testing is need to ensure the service supports all sort of different PC configurations.
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