Game service Gaikai has been around for a little over a year now. The company’s stated goal is to make video games as easily accessible as music and movies. They achieve this goal by streaming games through the browser. Some of the biggest names in gaming are available through the service: Dragon Age II, Crysis 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, FIFA Soccer ’12, and The Sims 3, to name but a few.
Today, Gaikai announced their biggest title yet to be released for streaming: Mass Effect 3.
I’m excited to give you the update as we managed to get the rights to Mass Effect 3; we are the only company in the world cloud streaming this game. This is a Bioware game and that’s all I have to say, the team over there have remained good friends for many years and they continue to deliver hit after hit. I was so impressed when Mass Effect 2 swept up all the major awards last year.
This is certainly a big announcement for Gaikai. Mass Effect 3 is one of the most popular games available right now, and acquiring exclusive streaming rights for the game will go a long way to boosting their profile.
Games streamed from one of Gaikai’s many cloud servers start within a minute of selection, depending on your internet speed. The only requirements to streaming are a broadband connection and a Java virtual machine for your browser of choice on your operating system of choice. If you’re on the fence about buying Mass Effect 3 or any of the other game demos available, Gaikai is most likely the fastest way to try before you buy.