PS4 and PS Vita owners can start streaming from a library of backwards compatible titles in 2014, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told IGN this week. North American players will be the first to get access to the cloud of PS3 titles.
The streaming service built on Gaikai will launch with a decent selection of titles and expand over time, Yoshida said, much like Netflix. The games will be playable through PS4, PS Vita, and PS Vita TV, though Sony has no current plans to launch the latter in North America.
Yoshida said PS3 streaming will likely launch in Europe after the North American service gets up and running. He didn't specify how the games will be accessed; i.e., for previous owners, available for purchase a la carte, or as part of an all-in-one subscription like PlayStation Plus.