iPad Could Run AAA Games With Gaikai App
Gaikai's cloud-gaming technology was seen a little while back running World of Warcraft on an iPhone, and last week Perry demoed Gaikai with Blizzard's game on an iPad, Xbox 360 and Facebook – despite it being unavailable on each format.
Speaking to NowGamer Perry said that there was a chance that Apple would approve a Gaikai app in the future. "You know, let’s just say there’s no company I’m not talking to. But the reality with us is…are we trying to come in and mess up the way things work for people today? The answer is no – because we’re business-to-business so we’re trying to make it possible for games like World of Warcraft to work on iPad without disrupting the way Apple does its business model in any way."
Perry sees Gaikai-streamed games being sold much like exisiting game apps. "Think of us as an enabler. So if a publisher wants to put a title on the iPad that couldn’t possibly run on the iPad then that’s where we come in, but they would be expected to use the standard Apple store and they would be expected to follow Apple’s rules. All we’re doing is selling the server time to make this possible."
The upshot would be that any game would be playable on the iPad, as long as the device had a solid wifi network connection. EA recently signed with Gaikai, meaning games such as Mass Effect could be streamed via the tech. We'll be keeping a very close eye on the tech, and of course we'll let you know more when we do. In the meantime check out the full interview with Dave Perry on NowGamer…