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What Does Gaikai Bring To PS4?

David Perry on stage with screen behind displaying the text "fastest gaming network in the world"

In July of last year Sony Computer Entertainment acquired cloud-based gaming service Gaikai for a sum of $380 million. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the service, it’s very good news.

If you recall in the PS4 reveal back in February of this year, David Perry CEO of Gaikai came on stage to speak about what they will bring to PS4.¬†As you all know the new PlayStation is not backwards compatible, but through Gaikai’s streaming service, the plan is to have the ability to play PS3 games through the cloud and also allow for access to instant demos.

Perry said on stage that he will bring the ‘worlds fastest gaming network‘ and seeing as Gaikai is known for its super fast cloud service, it’s a very promising feature.

David Perry on stage with screen behind displaying the text "fastest gaming network in the world"

CEO of Gaikai David Perry on stage at the PS4 reveal

On September 3rd in an interview with Edge, SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan stated that whilst the service is expected to launch in North America in early 2014, he expects there to be a delay for the arrival of the service in Europe.

“So the plan is to begin with North America next year and the plan is to provide a streaming service that will allow for PS3 content initially to be streamed to firstly PS4 then PS Vita and then PS3.”

Ryan said this was the biggest factor that formed his decision not to speak about the service at Gamescom. He didn’t want to discuss a feature that a launch window was not clear on.

Andrew House on stage at the PS4 reveal with 'cloud service 2014' written on screen

Now whilst the wait is not ideal, the fact that we will have the ability to play our favourite games from the PS3 is no doubt yet another great feature to the console.


Riz

-Senior Editor

 

 

9 Comments

  1. cant wait for gaikai that way i can get those plus games for PS3 on my PS4

  2. ian almeida says:

    3 mor days

  3. michael benstock says:

    cant wait

  4. Shawn Hilaire says:

    What does the cloud service mean?

  5. Gareth Moore says:

    Bit confused do we have to pay to be able to play the PS3 games that we already own on disc???

  6. Gary Whitehead says:

    This is going to be awesome!!!

  7. Ernesto Garcia says:

    It all so sounds so gooooood

  8. Donnie Rood says:

    Can’t wait amazing

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