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Sony Reveals its Streaming Service: PlayStation Now

XPG Darkside Jan 7, 2014

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    Today at CES, Sony revealed PlayStation Now, an all-new games streaming service that will allow "classic" PlayStation games to be played across current-gen PlayStation hardware, as well as directly on other non-gaming platforms.

    PlayStation Now harnesses the power of Gaikai, the company Sony purchased for $380 million back in the summer of 2012.

    The idea behind PlayStation Now is simple: you will ultimately no longer need to keep a PSone, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation 3 around to experience games from those consoles.

    PlayStation Now will allow streaming of classics from those systems to not only PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but to televisions, tablets, and smartphones.

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    For launch, the games available will no doubt be limited, but Sony's Andrew House did confirm that Naughty Dog's The Last of Us and Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls will be among the titles available to play without a PlayStation 3 at CES in order to test out the service.

    It's unclear what the specific roster of games will be when PlayStation Now launches, and whether it will basically be a conduit for what's already available for PSone, PS2, and PS3 on PlayStation Network.

    Either way, this effectively solves PlayStation 4's native lack of digital backwards compatibility.

    We're awaiting further details about PlayStation Now, but in the meantime, expect a closed beta for the service to begin later this month, with full service rolling out to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and other electronic devices this summer.

    Source CES Via IGN

    Big move from sony and other shot fired towards M$ who seem to have forgot about the gamers....


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    Sony are going for it with this, ideal.
     
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    Fair play to Sony. They said that the PS4 was #4theplayers and they meant it.
    Its good that at least one corporation can see that a games console should be aimed at gamers, and give the gamers what they actually want.

    Sony are spanking it with the PS4..... fairplay.
     
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    Looking forward to this! Last of us and GTA will be revisited, be sweet to play GTA on Vita
     
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    Sony r looking after the Gamers unlike how M$ is looking for milking gamers for their money. U can't even play the next gen cod on X1 with X360 if u play on X1 u play only X1 player not X360 players which suc* s. this is y I don't even no if I want to get the X1.
     
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    the consoles good but it isnt built for gamers sony are doing things right thought
     
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