(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Electronics company Samsung is working with Gaikai to offer the cloud gaming provider’s services through the Samsung Smart TV line. The move was unveiled at the annual E3 gaming convention in San Francisco, California.
The availability of Gaikai through Samsung sets up a new service called “Samsung Cloud Gaming.” In the near future, availability of the platform will be provided for through beta testing.
Gaiku itself provides cloud streaming through its servers via partnerships with game companies including EA, Sega, Ubisoft and more. “Our vision is to provide the same access to video games that consumers enjoy with TV shows, movies and music. Our research made Samsung the obvious partner to turn this vision into a reality,” commented Gaiku CEO David Perry in a press release regarding the matter.
Samsung’s Smart TV line provides a number of features allowing for voice navigation, the installation of applications and more.
E3 is widely considered the world’s largest annual gaming conference. Currently being held in San Francisco, California, the event draws top presences from global game manufacturers. On Monday, Microsoft rolled out SmartGlass, a service providing cross-device syncing with Xbox Live.