PS4 cloud gaming won't be available at launch, coming in 2014

Not all of the announcements at the Sony E3 press conference was unicorns and rainbows (though there were plenty of unicorns and rainbows). The cloud gaming services which were touted as being game-changing (and the only way to play PlayStation 3 games on the PS4), will not be making the system's launch. Instead, they're being pushed back to an ambiguous "2014," meaning it'll miss the system's release.

Gaikai's streaming tech will be hitting the PS3 and PlayStation 4 first, but the Vita services will follow soon after that. Once it does release, it'll use Gaikai technology to provide "amazing gameplay that's fast and responsive," according to Sony, granting instant access to PlayStation 3's biggest hits as well as those hitting the new system


  • laharl8080 - September 14, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    so, i just i want ask did PS4 will raise when it have cloud ability and can play ps3
  • pokepark7 - June 12, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    cool i guess
  • rainn'sgaydar - June 11, 2013 4:26 a.m.

    I noticed he also said "critically acclaimed" PS3 games. I guess that means that not everything will be available. I want more details on this though. How do you get access to the games? Pay again, put the disc in the drive? Will PSN acknowledge that you own it if you previously bought it digitally? Just have to wait and see, I suppose.
  • mattdark - June 11, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    At a glance, I imagine they mean titles that are already available to download on the store will be available via Gaikai, as they will already exist in a digital form. There are plenty of titles, especially from the first few years of the consoles life, that were never given a digital release, available purely in disc format. I'll be curious to see how they handle things in regards to old purchases too. I have a number of games of bought through PSN, and if I keep my PS+ subscription, will I be able to keep hold of the free PS3 games I've been given access too? Hopefully Sony will give us more information on this soon, I mean they quickly stepped in to explain 3rd party used games when people tried to make an uproar about it, so hopefully they will do the same here.
  • rainn'sgaydar - June 12, 2013 3:06 a.m.

    That seems like a reasonable assumption, but given how long it took them to make PS1 games playable on the Vita, it also seems a little hopeful. That said, allow me to hope for that right along with you.
  • garnsr - June 10, 2013 10:41 p.m.

    Was Nintendo the first company to tell us something was going to be added after the hardware released? It seems weird to have to add promised features after release, instead of just adding new things later that we never knew about when we bought the system, but I guess this is the wave of the future.
  • rainn'sgaydar - June 11, 2013 4:29 a.m.

    I think they're just making promises in hopes to get your sale at launch rather than risk losing a sale to Microsoft, who has made no such promise. They'll take any advantage they can get, even if they're just words right now.
  • shawksta - June 10, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    Fair enough

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