Gaikai beta for Europe this month

Perry's cloud gaming service materialising.

David Perry has picked Europe as the starting region of the Gaikai closed beta test, which begins later this month.

"Just sign up and we will ping you when it's your turn," wrote Perry in an email.

He decided to test his game-streaming service here because all three Gaikai founders are from Europe, and the region has shown enormous enthusiasm for it. Good work, the region!

Perry aims to "bring the servers to their knees" during the closed beta so he can get a good idea of how many to order. He also wants to test "older" computers to make sure he can reach "the widest audience possible" at launch.

Using Gaikai requires no 3D card nor any software to be installed. Once the invite is sent you can play the test games. Those invites will go out one at a time based on location, and Perry hopes to add new players every few seconds.

We caught up with the inventor at the Develop Conference in Brighton this summer for a chat. Head to our in-depth discussion of Gaikai with David Perry to see what words passed between us.

Alternatively, check out the Digital Foundry feature on Gaikai featuring an annotated video of the service in action.

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