The lights are on
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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Alright, I wasnt sure about backwards compatibility for PS4, but now I am pretty reassured.
There was a rumor going around that the "720" will not be able to play pre owned games. This may be a major turnoff for sales if it us true.
eh, no thanks. I much prefer to own physical copies of my games.
Hmmm, I would prefer if it could play PS3 discs. :(
I hate digital stuff...
My connection isn't that great, so I wouldn't bother with this option.
Yeah that's not a surprise considering Gaikai.