The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the PlayStation 4, which is likely to be revealed during Sony’s Feb. 20 press conference in New York, will be able to stream both PS3 and newer games.
While Sony has yet to confirm anything, and really, they have no reason to with only a few days to go before the event, the publication noted:
“The new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.”
The move would make sense, given Sony’s acquisition of Gaikai, the game-streaming service for $380 million last year.
During the announcement of the acquisition last July, Sony’s Andrew House said:
“By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences. “SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”
We’re only a few days away from all the information that PlayStation fans will surely be pumped up for.