Rumour: Sony close to “cloud gaming firm” buyout

By Johnny Cullen, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:21 GMT

MCV‘s reporting that Sony is reportedly close to acquiring what it says is a “high profile cloud gaming firm”.

The site didn’t specify who the company was, but it’s thought the company in question is either OnLive or Gaikai. Both services launched last year, with the former getting an extensive push at Eurogamer Expo by giving away free micro consoles to attendees.

The deal itself, according to an MCV site source is “close to being signed.”

VG247 was told last week Sony was set to announce an partnership with a cloud company at its E3 presser on Monday.

MCV’s story suggests this could have wider implication for next-gen rather than just streaming services through TVs.

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