|[April 11, 2012]
Gaikai Launches First Ever Cloud Gaming Facebook App, Streaming Console-Quality Games to 400M+ Users
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the innovative cloud gaming service, today launches the
Beta of its Facebook
app which will deliver high-end, console quality game experiences
directly to consumers from inside the world's leading social network.
By streaming their games through Gaikai video game publishers can now
easily reach hundreds of millions of potential new players in North
America and Europe. The beta will allow gamers to try out a selection of
games for free.
"People don't want to leave Facebook to play games - Zynga's (News - Alert) phenomenal
success is proof of that," said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai, "Cloud
Gaming means that the game doesn't need to be downloaded and run on your
computer, it literally means the game runs out on the internet, in the
cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players. Most video
game publishers are now seeking to grow their digital customer base and
unlike movie and music services like Netflix and Spotify (News - Alert), Gaikai gives
the game publishers relationships with the customers."
Perry continues, "The power of Facebook is not only in the vast size of
the connected audience, but also in the quality of the social ties and
interactions that occur within the network. The Facebook social graph
fuels our mantra "Try it for free", "Share it if you like it", "Buy it
if you love it"."
The first games to try in the Beta v1.0 Launch are:
Saints Row - The Third (USA)
Dead Rising 2 - Off the Record (USA)
Magicka (USA & Europe)
Sniper - Ghost Warrior (USA & Europe)
The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings (USA & Europe)
Orcs Must Die! (USA & Europe)
Farming Simulator 2011 (USA & Europe)
"Gaikai's technology allows us to deliver our games to a wider
audience," stated Kevin Kraff, Vice President of Global Brand Management
at THQ. "As content creators it's not only paramount that we give our
players great entertainment but also that we give them a choice in how
they access it. Streaming inside Facebook is not only revolutionary, but
is something that both new and existing players will benefit from."
Gaikai's streaming technology allows players to sample games before they
buy them and gives publishers a new way to build anticipation, increase
sales reach and significantly reduce player acquisition costs.
What you need to play:>
The Gaikai Facebook app is currently available in North America &
Europe. To play you will need to be in a Gaikai coverage area with a
broadband internet connection and Java installed. Gaikai works on any PC
or Mac using Windows, Mac OS or Linux. Gaikai works in all major
browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
Use this link to experience Gaikai's Facebook app: https://apps.facebook.com/gaikai-games/
to try even more games at Gaikai.com.
For support use this link: http://www.gaikai.com/faq
Gaikai is the world's first interactive cloud platform that provides its
partners with the ability to deliver state-of-the-art video game and
software application experiences instantly to any internet-connected
device. Gaikai's offers its global cloud streaming network as a fully
managed service and is live in 88 countries with top-tier partners.
Gaikai's robust service layer is specifically designed to allow Gaikai's
partners to grow their online and offline revenues by improving customer
acquisition while extending their reach to new channels previously
unavailable using physical media. Headquartered in Southern California,
Gaikai is backed by Benchmark Capital, NEA, Rustic Canyon Partners,
Limelight Networks (News - Alert) and Intel Capital.
Companies already using Gaikai's Technology include:
Walmart.com - http://see.walmart.com/gamecenter/downloads
BestBuy.com - http://tinyurl.com/7ucemfm
YouTube (News - Alert).com - http://www.youtube.com/EAsportsfootball?playOnGaikai
Electronic Arts Origin Store - http://tinyurl.com/7myc6o8
Ubisoft UBIShop - http://tinyurl.com/398eyql
Capcom - http://www.deadrising-2.com/
Eurogamer.net - http://www.eurogamer.net/gaikai
and many more...
For more information, please visit:
Press Kit: http://www.gaikai.com/press
Facebook App: https://apps.facebook.com/gaikai-games/
Twitter (News - Alert): http://twitter.com/gaikai_inc
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