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PlayStation game streaming considered for all Sony devices and beyond

Sony Computer Entertainment will start streaming a library of PS3 games on PS4 and PS Vita next year, but Shuhei Yoshida wants the program to go far beyond that. The director of SCE's worldwide studios told Dengeki Online (translated by DualShockers) that in the next few years many PlayStation games could become Anywhere games.

"Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices," Yoshida said. "So we’re considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony’s. This is still being studied."

Yoshida sees the Play growing far beyond the Station in the future. That said, there will still be a place for a central gaming machine.

"We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to something closer to a service, regardless of the device--of course PlayStation will still be the center, but I think we would like to expand to different things."

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3 comments

  • nai1210 - September 23, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Cool just got an xperia z1 would be cool if i could stream ps1/ps2 games since i can sync up my dualshock to it,it does sound like it might be some sort of netflix service for there back cataloge this could become the norm as systems don't tend to do backwards compatibility anymore,and is probably what nintendo should have done on the wii u,subscribe to a service and play there games from nes through to gamecube via a streaming service,retro gamer's would love that,i know i would certainly subscribe to it if it was around the same price as netflix.
  • JarkayColt - September 23, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    So...like Netflix, then? Maybe PS Plus will eventually evolve into this streaming service, where a wider selection of games are available so long as you continue to pay. This would mostly only apply to games owned by Sony though, wouldn't it? Getting third party and multiplatform games on there would be a little harder, so that might restrict the selection a little. However, I think Sony has a pretty decent pool of exclusives to make it worth it. ...if you could stream to a TV though wouldn't that make a PlayStation redundant? Or does that assume you're using a PlayStation to stream to your TV?
  • Shinn - September 23, 2013 11:09 p.m.

    We're still a very long way off from game streaming to devices with little computational power. Most likely streaming to a tv would require a specially developed set. Maybe something similar to Vita tv will be built into future Sony screens?

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