Sony has officially announced its acquisition of Gaikai streaming service, as previously rumoured prior to E3. This will allow Sony to (hopefully) provide a unique way of delivering content on their platform.

Gaikai is one of the main game streaming companies on the internet and Sony hope to bring new experiences through their new platform:

“Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.”

“By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences, SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”

I wondering what this will mean for the Playstation brand… will the VITA be getting some cloud gaming services, possibly the streaming of PS2 and PS3 games directly to the handheld. This also may enable more RAM intensive games to run on PS3 due to the fact they will be powered by servers, rather than the console itself.

Hopefully this will also mean the PS Plus users can have more than the measly 150MB online cloud save storage… hopefully all PSN users will have the option to automatically upload ALL save games to the cloud on both PS3 and PS VITA.

Sony states they wish to “establish a cloud service and expand its network business by taking full advantage of Gaikai’s revolutionary technology and infrastructure including data centers servicing dozens of countries and key partners around the world.”

We’ll keep you updated!