While the leading network firm Limelight also steps out as an shareholder

Intel named as Gaikai investor

Chipmaker Intel and network group Limelight have been named as key investors in the upcoming cloud gaming service, Gaikai.

And Gaikai CEO David Perry has outlined how the service has benefited from both companies’ technologies as well as their cash.

“Intel’s mind-blowingly fast CPUs have had a profound effect on our business model,” he said, “allowing us to stream more games simultaneously while offering users a premium experience”.

He added: “Partnering with Limelight to leverage their globally distributed, high-performance platform will help ensure that the fidelity of our cloud-based gaming service is as graphically rich and responsive as a traditional console experience.”

Gaikai is set to launch in the summer of 2010.

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