E3 2012: Gaikai Expands Cloud-Gaming Service with Machinima, Samsung, and TERA
At this moment in time, there exist few options outside of the ambitious OnLive service for streaming high-end games without sufficient hardware. Gaikai, an alternative cloud-gaming service, announced at E3 that it would be further joining the fray through a partnership with Machinima, Samsung, and En Masse Entertainment, the studio responsible for the popular online role-playing game TERA.
Through the partnership with Samsung, players will be able to stream titles through Samsung-branded smart televisions without having to worry about owning a dedicated piece of gaming equipment. Interested consumers will be able to signup for a beta of this service in the near future. On a similar note, Gaikai also announced a partnership with En Masse Entertainment that will have their service streaming a timed demo of TERA to provide users with a sample of the game without having to download or install the massive product. Also available through Gaikai’s streaming service and all associated devices will be content from the popular gaming website Machinima.
All of these new partnerships will come into play in the near future as Gaikai expands its grasp on the world of cloud-based gaming and entertainment.