Back in February when the PS4 was revealed, Sony announced that games from previous generations of PlayStation would be made available on PS4 and other devices through cloud technology. Since then the community has pushed hard to find out what that entails, how it will work and when it will be functional.
During Kaz Hirai’s keynote speech, Andrew House the President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment came on stage to unveil ‘PlayStation Now’ a new streaming service powered by the ultra fast technology created by Gaikai which is now under the ownership of Sony.
This streaming service will make PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles available to play on PS4, PS Vita, smartphones, tablets and even Bravia TV’s which goes to show how far technology has evolved in the space of one console cycle.
Through the service Sony have already made the critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive title The Last of Us and Quantic dreams’ Beyond: Two Souls available to experience at exclusively at CES until the launch of the closed BETA.
Sony will launch a closed beta in the United States at the end of this month with plans to roll out the service in other regions by the end of Summer 2014.
“The tethers that have constrained consumption for decades… soon dissolve,” said Sony CEO Kaz Hirai.