Gaikai and Samsung sign Smart TV cloud gaming deal

Tuesday, 5th June 2012 16:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Samsung has announced a deal with Gaikai which launch its Samsung Cloud Gaming service on its Smart TVs.

Those who own a Samsung’s internet-connected Smart TV will be able to stream and play games using the cloud service, according to Gamasutra.

Samsung will launch the service via its 2012 LED Smart TVs, 7000 series and up, and according to Gaikai, the TVs technology would allow the service to run on older model Smart TVs from the manufacturer as well.

“We’ve talked to all of [the console makers]. Literally all of them. I wouldn’t want to be a console without cloud gaming. Let’s put it that way. I think that all of them are going to need this technology,” Gaikai CEO David Perry told the site.

Perry continued: “Did you guys realize that Call of Duty was the biggest launch in entertainment history? And none of you participated? None of you? Not a single one? Literally all of you?,” he asked the TV manufacturers. “Nobody participated in the biggest entertainment launch in history. Don’t you think it’s probably time to start changing that?

“The only way you can change it is to use cloud gaming. The only way you can put the absolute best that the game industry can make on your devices is with cloud gaming. If you want, you can put lame games on TV. You could put Call of Duty trivia or something like that, or you can put the real thing. If you do, you’re going to use cloud gaming.”

It was rumored last month the service was close to brokering a deal with Sony, with some rumors suggesting a buy-out from the console and TV manufacturer – although the cloud service being bought wasn’t mentioned by name, many assumed Gaikai was a possibility.



  1. Monk


    #1 3 years ago
  2. Fin

    Er, so what happened with that Sony deal ye reported on last week?

    #2 3 years ago


    This could really change the future of gaming as we know it!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gama_888

    More hope that itz onlive teaming up with sony and not gaikai

    still, where was the announcement from sony?? Clearly the rumour you repotted on had no truth to it? :/

    #4 3 years ago


    Newsflash: It’s not happening.

    Just Pat’s dodgy sources leading him on a merry dance yet again…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. humanfish

    Begins with an ‘S’ i guess.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    Do ypu actually think that Sony/m$ wont have cloud gaming at some point?? This gen or next.
    If you belive that, you’re an idiot.

    Really its just a case of weather either of them will adopt onlive/gaikai or create their own streaming service

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    If Sony teamed up with Steam I reckon the internet would implode…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    I just hope its steam , although I am sure the news is a dud.

    #9 3 years ago


    Like I told you…

    The rumoured deal was a fabrication.

    There was no deal between Sony and any cloud based gaming company made at E3.

    The end.

    #10 3 years ago

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