Published on February 16th, 2013 | by Mark Gibson, Editor/Community Manager
Report: PlayStation 4 Will Stream PS3 Games
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the PlayStation 4 will have the capability to stream PS3 games over the Internet.
The report reads:
“The new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.”
The streaming capability is just one feature alongside “other enhancements to bolster its position on the market”, the report added. Details on those other “enhancements” were not provided.
Sony did acquire a streaming company, Gaikai, last year for $380 million. Since then, Gaikai’s website has dropped photos of Uncharted, Killzone, and Metal Gear Solid.
Earlier this week, two photos of the developer kit PS4 controller leaked. The photo shows a similar design that we are all accustomed to with some added features. It appears there are new analog grips along with what looks like an LED screen across the top center of the controller.
Today, Sony has updated their website in preparation for PlayStation Meeting 2013 with a video called PlayStation Evolution. The video could be a teaser to a PS4 unveiling happening in New York on February 20.