EA has announced it had acquired the "cloud gaming technology assets and personnel" of GameFly. The companies games-by-mail service will not be affected by Electronic Arts' acquisition of the company's cloud gaming technology.
"Our USA-based games-by-mail customers can rest assured that this transaction will have no impact on their subscription," said GameFly CEO David Hodess. "The GameFly team remains in place and looks forward to providing the same excellent service we have offered since 2003."
According to EA, the acquisition will "enable the company to continue exploring new ways for players to access and experience games from any device." EA believes cloud gaming will allow it to reach more gamers on more platforms across the world, with the ultimate goal of delivering "next-generation experiences at scale" via streaming. This will likely play a role in EA's plan to launch a commercial streaming service in the next two to three years, which the company is working on alongside an unannounced partner, according to GameSpot.