Perry pulls Gaikai press demo at E3

Perry pulls Gaikai press demo at E3

By Rob Crossley

May 27th 2009 at 11:25AM

Cloud gaming service only viewable for publishers at E3 due to patent complications

Industry veteran David Perry will no longer be showing his cloud gaming service, Gaikai, to the press at E3.

According to a post on his confirmed Twitter account, Perry implied that the reason for withdrawing from press demos was down to complications regarding patent filings.

Perry will still demonstrating the service at E3 to some, however, with fellow publishers invited to swing over for a look.

Perry had his hand forced when announcing Gaikai last March, with rival cloud-gaming service OnLive raising the collective eyebrows of the press at GDC.

That coincidence has proved to not be the last for both parties; OnLive has also announced that it will not be showing its cloud gaming service at E3. The group has deemed the game-promotion and marketing Mecca as a “retail-oriented conference”, and therefore not suitable for OnLive.