Sony outright buying cloud company?

Earlier this week rumors popped up that Sony were planning a deal with a cloud gaming company — either OnLive or GaiKai — to bring streaming services to its TVs and consoles.

Today, MCV has escalated that rumor by some way, suggesting that Sony will be outright buying one of these two firms. The tech could then be integrated into all different forms of Sony tech, potentially allowing for non console-owners to play PS3 games on TVs or even the likes of the Vita.

According to a site source, the deal “is close to being signed”.

Signed in time for E3, then? It would be absolutely huge if so.