Streaming service Gaikai has finalized a deal to bring hardcore PC game demos to Facebook, following previous deals made with YouTube
, Wal Mart
and others. Gaikai said it has been working with Facebook for some time, and it sees this as a golden opportunity for both parties.
"Facebook already owns the category of casual gaming; we're going to help them own core games," founder David Perry said at Cloud Gaming Europe, GamesIndustry
reports. "A click and boom, you're playing World of Warcraft
Perry demoed World of Warcraft
on Facebook, but later clarified to GameSpot
that Gaikai "is NOT bringing WoW
to Facebook (at least not in the foreseeable future)." Gaikai's approach to streaming games sees it in more of a marketing role than a game-provider, but introducing the Facebook audience to more hardcore opportunities shouldn't be a bad thing. Unless your mom starts sending you invites to join her guild page, "Massive Mamacitas."