Gaikai, the innovative cloud gaming service, today announced a partnership with Wikipad, makers of the first tablet to offer an attachable, console-quality gamepad controller. The partnership will see the Gaikai client integrated into the tablet, making game streaming available to Wikipad users.
Fraser Townley, President of Sales for Wikipad said:
We chose to partner with Gaikai’s game streaming service for its leading performance, graphics, and content. It is the leading game streaming solution with the best library of AAA games and we are thrilled to offer these high quality experiences to our users where Gaikai’s network is deployed.
The Wikipad concept was announced earlier this year with an enthusiastic response from gamers and press at CES 2012. The tablet offers the first-of-its-kind combination of HD graphics, optional 3G module and game console style controls that feature dual-analog sticks as well as a d-pad and video game buttons. Wikipad also features a unique Wifi-Direct optional accessory which will allow games to be played on HDTV monitors or televisions, allowing players to use the tablet as a portable console gamepad as well as a premium Android 4.0 tablet.
Wikipad has listened to feedback from gamers worldwide since CES and will launch its tablet with a full suite of the latest immersive entertainment features and enhanced specifications including replacing the 8.1” version with a premium 10.1” screen, ultra-light chassis, optional 3G antenna for mobile provider subscriptions and a quad core processor. The Wikipad also claims to be the first glasses-less 3D tablet on the market. The official launch date for the enhanced Wikipad has yet to be announced.