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With the announcement of the next PlayStation right around the corner, rumors and leaks have already started to circulate in anticipation of the February 20 event. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal has announced that it believes Sony's next console will be able to stream PlayStation 3 titles off the cloud.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony's new console will stream old games over the internet using technology from a company Sony acquired last year. This means that the PS4 won't have the same backwards compatibility issues that the PS3 struggled with. Last year Sony announced that it had purchased cloud based gaming company Gaikai for over $380 million, so this all seems to line up. We'll be excited to get confirmation on all this news next week.
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I honestly don't know why people are getting so bent out of shape about this. Don't buy a PS4 and and only use it for PS3 games if you have crappy internet. Pretty simple.
If it does play PS3 games, I will get it on launch day. Maybe. soon.
no way am i buying another *** game just to replay it. never done it on ps3, wont do it in the future
That would be an awesome move by Sony, and it would also explain their purchase of Gaikai.
It seems that a lot of the people commenting here don't realize why the 'PS4' couldn't just easily play PS3 discs. To do so, the PS4 would essentially have to either emulate the ps3, or have an entire ps3 built inside it for only that purpose. It isn't feasible, nor more cost effective for either the consumer or producer to simply buy each seperately.
As for why streaming instead of downloading, I think we'll have to find out more about the console and the network on the 20th, but I suspect it has their reasons or motives. Honestly though it's pretty great for them to even provide this as an option. And it makes me wonder how Microsoft feels about all of this.
Wow. I like to have a hard copy of a game, but I still think this is pretty incredible. If this was in the Journal and this tech is a success with the new system, look for Gaikai or Sony stock to blow up. Anybody subscribe to their online subscription?
So let me get this straight: Instead of letting people play the games on the machines they will have,they will instead have the games running in remote servers ?
I don't think that really makes sense. Because SONY would have to create as many remote machines as the number PS4 consoles are sold,let alone that these machines will eat up electricity,producing a huge bill.
It would be less expensive for them to create emulator software and hard code it to PS4. Unless of course someone has to pay extra fees to play the ps3 games on ps4.
If this means I can play all my Ps1, Ps2 and Ps3 games on the Ps4 without having to pay for it or forced to buy HD re-releases then Im def game for this and will be happy to not have to hold onto my ps2 anymore.
I really want it to be the PS4. I skipped this generation of Playstation due to the crazy price, and when the price finally dropped I kept telling myself not to worry about getting one since a new console would be released a couple years later. Here's to hoping Sony wows us and makes this console sexy and affordable.
If it's not able to still play PS3 discs, I probably won't be too interested.
SONY > THE REST
Well that's good. That being said, I won't be trading in my PS3 any time soon either (so stop bothering me about it, Gamestop! I don't care that I'll get $149 for a trade-in!)
This is such a bad idea. Too few of us have a decent enough connection to support something like this. And even if the speed is sufficient, a single hiccup in the connection itself could easily render hours of gameplay moot.
And it's incredibly irritating seeing all these people saying "why don't you just keep your PS3?" Look at the projected prices for this beast. Many of us will be relying on the trade-in value of our PS3s to be able to afford the thing. Just cause you're well off doesn't mean everyone is.
Hmm...Tempting to get a PS3
I just hope we'll be able to play used games for free...i know that's an oxymoron
I just want the discs to be able to used.
This better play my PS3 game discs. I'm not throwing away my 30-40 something PS3 collection just because the "Next Big Thing" won't play my favorite games on disc.
I don't have good internet and have no better alternatives, so this will be a useless feature for me.