Los Angeles, USA. 25th January 2011. Gaikai Inc., the innovative cloud-based game streaming service today announced the appointments of Robert Stevenson, to the role of Senior Vice President of Interactive Entertainment, and Tim Wilson as Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships.
The duo further strengthens the executive line-up at Gaikai and will be instrumental in the drive to deliver the game-streaming service onto PCs, handhelds and Digital Television devices.
Stevenson, previously Vice President of Online Development at Namco Bandai Games America and Vice President of Business Development&Worldwide Publishing for Atari, has a substantial track record in the games industry, including the initiation of many transformative online activities for the aforementioned publishers as well as the creation of successful retail products.
Tim Wilson has served 16 years at Electronic Arts, most recently as CTO of EA Redwood Shores. With 22 years of experience in the games industry, Wilson brings a wealth of technical expertise in online systems for console and PC games, engineering analysis and auditing to Gaikai.
“Robert and Tim will add further depth to the team giving our publishers and developers new opportunities to reach an even broader range of players,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc.
“Having followed Gaikai since the company’s initial announcement, I’m delighted to be part of something that will fundamentally change how consumers access games,” said Robert Stevenson, SVP of Interactive Entertainment. “With the uptake of Digital TV predicted to grow rapidly through 2011 and beyond, entertainment-hungry consumers will demand more interactive services and Gaikai is ideally placed to deliver incredible gaming experiences to this audience.”
"Gaikai is a true leader in the development of instant-access entertainment services. Consumers will be thrilled at the ease with which they can enjoy their favorite interactive content, while businesses will gain a fantastic new avenue to reach both existing and
new customers. I am excited to join such a talented and innovative team,” added Tim Wilson, Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Gaikai Inc.
Gaikai offers the ability to play any game instantly inside the web browser with just one click - no big game download, no game install and no patching. This frictionless server-based, cloud-gaming technology is designed to deliver games to a broader customer base, increase audience participation, while dramatically reducing player-acquisition costs. By playing games remotely from Gaikai servers around the world, players simply play wherever they are browsing. This freedom to play anywhere opens up exciting business models as games can be streamed on any video game retailer site, any news site, publisher sites, or even inside Facebook.
About Gaikai Inc.
Gaikai Inc, the new cloud based streaming service for video games and applications headed by game industry veteran David Perry, is headquartered in Southern California and funded by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners and Intel. The underlying technology for Gaikai was created by co-founders Andrew Gault and Rui Pereira who met while working together in The Netherlands. For more information, please visit: http://www.gaikai.com ; Twitter: http://twitter.com/gaikai_inc
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