Following on from other companies creating, offering and purchasing cloud gaming services, Electronic Arts (EA) have announced the acquisition of their very own cloud gaming service after purchasing GameFly’s cloud gaming subsidiary. The GameFly cloud gaming subsidiary is currently located in Caesarea, Israel, and includes both the personnel and technological assets behind GameFly’s cloud streaming services.
GameFly Offers a subscription service that allows gamers to stream games directly to non PC devices such as smartphones or smart TVs and enjoy playing without the need to download the entire game onto the local device. In the statement EA’s CTO, Ken Moss, explained a little more about the acquisition and the plans for the cloud gaming service. “Cloud gaming is an exciting frontier that will help us to give even more players the ability to experience games on any device from anywhere. We’re thrilled to bring this talented team’s expertise into EA as we continue to innovate and expand the future of games and play”.
As soon as more details are announced as to what EA and Origin Access in the near future we will keep you up to speed as always. In the meantime jump over to the Games Industry website for more details on the latest acquisition by EA to enter into the cloud gaming market.