Prior to E3, rumors appeared online claiming Sony would announce a partnership with a major cloud gaming service during their press conference on Monday. The rumors later evolved into Sony acquiring the cloud company, and finally into the company being Gaikai, which Sony will use to bring streaming PlayStation 2 and PSone games to PlayStation Network users.
Of course, nothing close to that was announced during the show, and it won’t be announced at any point in the future. At least not with Gaikai, according to company boss Dave Perry.
“No, no,” he told Eurogamer, when asked if a deal existed between Gaikai and Sony.
“I wasn’t even at the Sony press conference,” Perry said. “I was sitting in my hotel room, and I know everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, are they going to announce cloud gaming?’ And I was like, ‘No, they’re not going to announce cloud gaming.’ I wasn’t even there!”
A “bunch of random events” tied together to fuel these rumors, according to Perry, and caused people to jump to conclusions. But there is, in fact, no major deal with Sony Computer Entertainment.