Gaikai Reveals Likely List Of Games It Will Offer On PS3
It’s a background image, nothing more, but it is quite a telling background image relating to Gaikai on PS3.
Sony bought Gaikai and the world didn’t explode. But then, we didn’t instantly get cloud-streamed games spaffed all over our consoles either, so there’s some balance to the situation.
But with the Gaikai site having been recently updated, we’re getting none-too-subtle clues about the direction the service will be headed under the Sony corporate umbrella. Normally I hate corporate umbrellas: they’re too big, they’re ugly and the people who hold them tend to be arseholes.
But this is a different umbrella. An umbrella with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance under it. That’s the kind of umbrella that gets the blood pumping.
Stop talking about umbrellas.
So a vague statement of intent is put out there to tease us into a frenzy and the accompanying background imagery does an even better job of doing that. What do we see? Revengeance, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, God Of War, Mass Effect, many more. What does that mean?
It means they’ll be streamed to us. It’s an assumption, no doubt, but it’s a fair assumption. It means a Gaikai app will be released on PS3 – and possibly PS Vita too – and we’ll be able to stream full games to play them. That’s a good thing. For all its faults, I found OnLive to be a thoroughly good experience.
Well, when it worked. Which it did about 70% of the time. Hopefully Gaikai will be 100 per cent.
But will this mean the whole PS2 and PSone back catalogues will be unlocked for us all to play and play again? Will we be able to go back to such non-classics as Blast Chamber, Johnny Bazookatone and Kuma Uta? Will we get bored of the notion some five minutes after it’s released?
I don’t know. But it’s going to be fun finding out. Yay for Gaikai, and all that.