updated 01:20 pm EDT, Fri July 23, 2010
Gaikai partners with Intel, Limelight Networks
Game streaming platform Gaikai has just announced two new partners in Intel and Limelight Networks. While details weren't released, Gaikai will use Intel's six-core CPUs and solid-state drives to handle the games. The devices will then be installed within Limelight Networks' infrastructure.
The platform will also use EA to bring gaming titles to its in-browser streams, including The Sims, Mass Effect and Medal of Honor. Gaikai allows for gameplay within a web browser, without waiting for a download, install or patch. This includes any video game retailer site, any news site, publisher sites, or inside Facebook. Pricing has not been announced.
In comparison, its competitor OnLive is now active and offers 23 games. It uses AT&T to power the service, with the first year of subscription being free before a $5 monthly charge. It also runs in a browser but also has planned mobile support for the iPhone and other devices, as well as a dedicated mini console.