E3 2012: Gaikai denies Sony takeover deal

Gaikai boss David Perry has denied that his company is in talks with Sony over either a streaming games deal or a takeover.

MCV reported last week that Sony was close to agreeing a buyout of a streaming games firm. Gaikai then appeared to become the front-runner after issuing a very provocative E3 announcement tease.

Perry, however, has denied the involvement of his company – placing the attention once again back on OnLive.

"I wasn’t even at the Sony press conference," Perry told Eurogamer when asked if such a deal exists.

"I was sitting in my hotel room, and I know everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, are they going to announce cloud gaming?’ And I was like, ‘No, they’re not going to announce cloud gaming.’ I wasn’t even there!"

However, Perry continues to talk up the future of cloud gaming on consoles and claims to have been constantly” meeting with console platform holders.

"I honestly can’t think of a future for the console companies that don’t include cloud gaming at some point,” he added. They can hold out as long as they want to, but at some point, you don’t want to be the console that can’t do this. To some extent, I expect all three of them will have this.

"I’ve been meeting with them constantly, evangelising how far we’ve come – ‘you really should take this seriously’. Let’s just say they’re listening, and always have been. You see them when you go to conferences, we see them listening very intently – ‘how’s this going, where’s this going?’"

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