The lights are on
During Sony’s PlayStation 4 presentation today, cloud-computing company Gaikai CEO David Perry revealed how the enhanced PlayStation Network will change the way you play games. The benefits include instantly playing demos of games without downloading anything, spectating any friends’ game, and remotely taking over control for them.
Perry’s description of instantly playing game demos sounds similar to Netflix’s streaming services or OnLive's streaming game service. Gaikai’s network promises to be "the fastest in the world," allowing any PS4 user to virtually look over their friend's shoulder while online. If you’re playing a game and having a tough time with a boss while your friend spectates, they’ll even be able to control your game to help you through. Cerny also suggests developers will allow spectating players to act as a sort of dungeon master, adding things like potions into a game world.
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This is the best news so far.
This actually sounds very interesting. It's going to put those capturecard businesses out of work, but I like it.
Watching your friends play actually sounds amazing.
Now that is awesome! I just really hope these features work from day one.
Now, that's a nice step in the right direction.
That sounds freaking incredible. Love the instant stream trial idea.
Yes the features they talked about had me sold on the system. I can't wait to buy one. Sure it's going to be 400-500 dollars for the base model, but I think it will be worth it.
They are also slowly starting to justify the Vita too, with all games on the PS4 remote play capable. I also love the idea of having your friend take over your game to help you out in tough situations and the live streaming capabilities, it was just full of win for me. I am always constantly impressed with what they do. They're one of the few companies that knows how to balance new and old.
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