The lights are on
The new PlayStation may offer gamers a chance to try out cloud-streaming technology, allowing developers to run software on server systems and stream it off the internet. Kazuo Hirai, Sony Chief Executive, took lead in a deal to purchase Gaikai Inc., the game in development using the new “cloud-gaming” technology.
As we reported last week, Sony's new console will stream old games over the internet using technology from a company called Gaikai Inc. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, The new PlayStation will also allow players to share their gaming experience openly with social media including gameplay videos via YouTube and achievements. Cloud-gaming could eventually lead to the the capability of Sony smartphones and televisions tapping into the games that require high-end graphics, or allow cross platform play against people playing on their mobile devices.
In July, head of Sony’s video game unit, Andrew House, said Gaikai acquisition was a "recognition on Sony's part that the cloud and cloud-streaming technologies are going to have a profound and possibly a very positive impact."
need to see it
so long as its not streaming only .. most people's net isn't great enough for that, i even tried gaikai when screwattack had demos n stuff on their site via gaikai and it flat out told me my net wasn't good enough. ( this was before they bought them)
This could be interesting if it works like iTunes Match where the validate your prior physical media purchase and then let you stream from the Internet. Otherwise, I am not rebuying and will just continue using my PS3 which I will likely do anyway unless the streaming is as fast. Also, I am trying to imagine all the GameStop trade-ins if this actually works.
seems PS4 is here!
I'm sure this will be used every bit as much as SmartGlass and playing PS3 games on the Vita.
That is to say, I doubt this will be utilized much.
So the Wii U Pro Controller works with PC's and Mac's and now this? Quite interesting indeed
Can't wait for tomorrow
Someone answer me quickly, does this mean I will have to download every game on the PS3 I already own onto the PS4? OR Is the PS4 compatible with previous system discs?
I don't mind the streaming theory but for those many people out there that the best internet service available barely works for netflix streaming this is a problem so hopefully they work everything into a downloadable option like they have done with many ps2 games.
Ok now your sparking my interest.