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News: PlayStation Now Streams Software to Multiple Screens This Summer

PlayStation Now Streams Software to Multiple Screens This Summer

PlayStation Wow

Sony may not have announced its rumoured virtual reality headset during its CES 2014 briefing earlier today, but it pulled back the curtain on PlayStation Now instead. Confirmed by group president Andrew House during Kaz Hirai’s absorbing keynote, the streaming service will launch this summer in North America, and will enter open...

News: This Patent May Shed Some Light on Sony's Plans for Gaikai Streaming

This Patent May Shed Some Light on Sony's Plans for Gaikai Streaming

The sky's the limit

You may remember early last year when Sony revealed that Gaikai technology would be used to allow streaming of PlayStation 3 games on the PlayStation 4. You'll probably also recall that, since that time, details surrounding the proposed services have proven as illusive as information regarding The Last Guardian. However, we may...

TGS 2013: Gaikai Streams PS3 Titles to Numerous PlayStation Platforms Next Year

Gaikai Streams PS3 Titles to Numerous PlayStation Platforms Next Year

Cloudy with a chance of content

Speaking as part of a roundtable interview at the Tokyo Game Show overnight, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida reiterated that the platform holder will launch its Gaikai game streaming service in North America next year. According to IGN, the cloud-based initiative will deploy alongside a catalogue of...

News: Gaikai Streaming Is Totally Coming to PS3 and Vita, Too

Gaikai Streaming Is Totally Coming to PS3 and Vita, Too

Pretty soon in North America

It’s been a while since we heard, well, anything about Gaikai streaming. Sony rolled out Earthworm Jim creator Dave Perry during its PlayStation 4 unveiling press conference in February to touch upon the mythical service, but aside from confirming a 2014 launch at E3, it’s been pretty mute on the subject since...

News: Your PlayStation Network Games Won't Work on PlayStation 4

Your PlayStation Network Games Won't Work on PlayStation 4

In fact, none of your current PlayStation 3 content will carry across

We warned you not to expect backward compatibility on the PlayStation 4. If you followed our advice then hopefully you’re not too disappointed, because Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that your existing PlayStation 3 content will not work on the next...

News: Gaikai's Extensive PS4 Role Comes to Light

Gaikai's Extensive PS4 Role Comes to Light

Backward compatibility streaming, Vita to PS4 Remote Play

After last year's acquisition of Gaikai, many have been wondering just how prominent the game streaming company and its technology would be for PlayStation 4. The answer was given during the console's big announcement event this evening, and it became clear that the company is delivering...

Talking Point: Why Gaikai Is Paramount to PlayStation's Future

Why Gaikai Is Paramount to PlayStation's Future

Streaming solutions

Sony’s not enjoyed much financial success lately. The company has been bleeding money for years, primarily due to its diminished relevance in the consumer electronics sector. Where the Japanese giant was once considered the market leader, it’s been outmuscled by more versatile competitors such as Apple, Samsung, and even...

Rumour: Gaikai Will Enable PS3 Streaming on PS4

Gaikai Will Enable PS3 Streaming on PS4

Future proof

Backward compatibility has been a source of much deliberation on the PlayStation 4. The complex architecture of the current PlayStation 3 means that it will be practically impossible for Sony to emulate the system on its next generation console, leaving legacy support on the chopping block. However, the firm’s high-profile...

News: Sony Refreshes Gaikai Website with Iconic PlayStation Imagery

Sony Refreshes Gaikai Website with Iconic PlayStation Imagery

It's happening

Sony’s keeping tight-lipped about its plans for cloud-streaming company Gaikai, but a new image on the latter’s website indicates that changes are taking place behind the scenes. The picture shows the recently acquired company’s logo surrounded by multiple PlayStation mascots such as Nathan Drake, Sackboy, Raiden and a...

News: Gaikai Purchase Could Bring Gaming to Other Sony Devices

Gaikai Purchase Could Bring Gaming to Other Sony Devices

Silver lining

While Sony’s unexpected $380 million acquisition of Gaikai was initiated by Sony Computer Entertainment this week, there’s still a sense that the deal was passed for reasons outside of PlayStation. After all, the very idea of cloud gaming is that state-of-the-art experiences can be enjoyed on significantly weaker connected devices...

News: Sony Purchases Gaikai for $380 Million

Sony Purchases Gaikai for $380 Million

Cloud nine

There was truth to the rumours after all. Sony has just announced that it has purchased leading cloud gaming service Gaikai for a cool $380 million. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Sony’s Andrew House said that as a result of the deal, users will be able to “instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core...

News: Sony Is Not Working with Gaikai on Cloud Gaming

Sony Is Not Working with Gaikai on Cloud Gaming

Clear outlook

The big rumour leading into E3 suggested that Sony was on the verge of announcing a partnership with a leading cloud gaming service – but the supposed PlayStation streaming solution turned out to be a no show. Dave Perry, the boss of the most likely candidate Gaikai, has since told Eur