Sony And Gaikai To Start PS3 Streaming Library in 2014
Sad that you won’t be able to play PlayStation 3 games on your PlayStation 4? Dry those tears, emotionally compromised gamer, because technology is coming to the rescue.
According to an IGN report coming out of the Tokyo Game Show, Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that Sony will bring PS3 games to the PS4 via streaming, starting in 2014. The Sony Worldwide Studios President used Netflix as an example, saying the initial library would be small but strong, and it would expand quickly over time.
No specific date or titles were mentioned, but Yoshida confirmed that the PS3 library would be available to PS4, PS Vita, and Vita TV owners. It also sounds like North America is getting the streaming library first, with a European rollout to follow later in the year.
PC gaming allegiance or not, you have to applaud Sony for planning its future so well. With PlayStation 4 pre-order numbers still ahead of the Xbox One, the Vita looking stronger and stronger every day, and a new, inexpensive SKU in the Vita TV, confirmed PS3 library streaming is the cherry on top of all the compelling hardware.
Gaikai was acquired by Sony last year for close to $400 million.