Microsoft Responds To Sony’s Acquisition Of Gaikai

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Redmond is apparently not concerned.

“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,” a Microsoft spokesperson told GamesIndustry.

“We’re committed to delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences across devices in a uniquely connected way through Xbox, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and other popular devices, and we’re looking forward to continuing to innovate in this space in the future.”

It’s been speculated that Microsoft would eventually buy Onlive, Gaikai’s competitor, but some analysts beg to differ, instead they hold the belief Microsoft will fine tune the system it already has in place.

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5 Comments on "Microsoft Responds To Sony’s Acquisition Of Gaikai"

  1. nick July 3, 2012 at 6:03 am -

    they dont need to be.
    there are plenty other services out there, not to mention M$ could and probably will create their own.
    they wont buy onlive.
    to be honest i cant see it surviving too much longer.
    its already outdated tech, it requires allot of things that other competitors do not need so unless they can update their system they wont be here too much longer.
    onlive was more of a stepping stone to cloud gaming, certainly not the staying version!
    think of it as the wiiu, to the ps4.
    gaikai can do allot of things onlive can do, and pretty much everything onlive can do gaikai can better!

  2. Ernice Gilbert July 3, 2012 at 6:15 am -

    Yeah, Onlive might be in trouble.

  3. benzo July 3, 2012 at 8:39 am -

    MS has their stuff together when it comes to Xbox Live as a service. They will pump their money in to improving what they already have. So I agree with Nick 100%

  4. Ernice Gilbert July 3, 2012 at 8:45 am -

    Yeah…same here. I don’t think MS will buy Onlive, and like Nick said, the firm might sink if it can’t find a buyer.

  5. nick July 3, 2012 at 10:54 am -

    no one will buy it.
    if they can manage to significantly improve the service and requirements than it would do quite well, than maybe someone will buy them out.
    not the way they are though, the requirements to use the service, and the pain restrictions just are not worth it.

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