Monday, February 18, 2013

Sony PS4 to reportedly support PS3 games streamed over the internet

According to the latest report by The Wall Street Journal, Sony will be adding support for playing games streamed over the internet in the upcoming PlayStation 4 console, said to be unveiled during the February 20 event.

This shouldn’t come across as a big surprise as Sony recently acquired Gaikai, a cloud-based gaming service specializing in streaming games over the internet. However, it seems the streaming feature for the PS4 will be limited to streaming previous generation PS3 titles, at least initially.
We have reported in the past that Sony will be adopting AMD processors with x86 architecture for the PS4, which means it will lose compatibility with PS3 titles. However, with the help of this cloud streaming service, you could still be able to play PS3 games on your PS4, without having the actual game with you.
It remains to be seen if Sony will limit the functionality of this service to only stream PS3 titles and only to the PS4.

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