Chalk this up in the rumor column, since Gaikai has yet to comment on it, but is the cloud-based streaming service readying to sell itself? According to a report on Fortune, it sure seems like it. According to sources for Fortune, Gaikai has already hired several bankers, with the company expecting a value of $500 million. That’s quite the large chunk of change, isn’t it?
In addition, according to the report, potential suitors include game platform companies like Sony and Nintendo, cable/broadband companies such as AT&T and Comcast, and large game publishers such as Activision and EA. Again, these are simple possibilities, so to that end, if Gaikai is indeed selling itself, who do you think would be a potential buyer?