Report: PLAYSTATION 4 will totally be able to stream PS3 games. Oh, neat.
The PlayStation 4 is going to capable of something I find to be a rather interesting technological feat. It’ll be capable of streaming PS3 games from the internet. Hey! Wow! Now, you know what would be even more neat? If the system just fucking allowed me to play my own PS3 games on it. (A luxury that no next-gen system is going to offer, apparently.) Anyone have a slushy groin over this news?
Ever since Sony purchased streaming games company Gakai last year, it’s been speculatedthat they were planning to have the next PlayStation stream games. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that is indeed the case, and that the new console will stream PlayStation 3 games.
Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” the WSJ elaborates:
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.
We’ve reached out to Sony for comment, and while they haven’t been particularly forthcoming regarding most PlayStation rumors and reports over the past few weeks, we’ll update when we hear back. Meanwhile, here’s everything we know about the new console so far.
Next Sony PlayStation to Stream Games [Wall Street Journal]