Gaikai's Reeves predicts one platform holder to quit at E3
"Not all of the current console makers will have one more generation"
Gaikai's Nanea Reeves has predicted that one of the platform holders will bow out of the console business this generation, announcing it at E3.
Speaking at CES, the executive was clear in her prediction, leading some to speculate that perhaps the streaming company had been collaborating with either Microsoft or Sony on a machine which would stream content in the way that OnLive's service does.
"Not all of the current console makers will have one more generation. That will be the big news at E3," said Reeves.
Kaz Hirai has openly reiterated previous Sony statements about the future of the PS3 at CES this week, and today added that he didn't feel that network infrastructure was ready for a download only machine.
With Microsoft's Xbox business booming, and Sony's PlayStation division actually being one of their better performing sectors, either company throwing in the towel seems unlikely. Whether either would transfer that business to a service-operated model in the mould of OnLive or Netflix remains to be seen.