Sony Computer Entertainment has acquired cloud-based gaming company Gaikai Inc.

The acquisition was cemented on Jun 30 for the sum of US$380 million (NZ$473 million).

By obtaining Gaikai, SCE will establish a new cloud service, “ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences”, it said.

“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,” said Andrew House, SCE president and group CEO.

“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.”

“We’re honoured to be able to help SCE rapidly harness the power of the interactive cloud and to continue to grow their ecosystem, to empower developers with new capabilities, to dramatically improve the reach of exciting content, and to bring breathtaking new experiences to users worldwide,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc.