The PS4 will not feature backwards compatibility with older PlayStation titles, according to today's PlayStation 4 conference. Instead, Sony will use cloud gaming to allow the system to access older PlayStation back catalogue. No details as of yet in regards to whether or not we'll be able to play games we already own.
At today's PS4 event in New York, Gaikai explained how it's improved remote play for its upcoming home console. One way Sony was about to do this was integrating Sony's Gaikai cloud tech into the console, turning the machine into a server and making the PS Vita a client.
On Friday, Sony registered domains for URLs based on something called "PlayStation Cloud," as discovered by Kotaku sleuth Superannuation today.
In the aftermath of OnLive's not-really-bankruptcy, not-really-restructuring comes this rumor from TechCrunch, which may explain why the cloud-gaming service would want to, effectively, terminate itself as a company, but not its services, nor offer up any of its assets for liquidation to settle its mounting debts.…
We can always count on the people at PlayStation for planting crazy ideas about the future of gaming in our heads. These are the people who advertised the PlayStation 2 with a commercial for the PlayStation 9, who told us that their PS2 games would look like Pixar movies and who, at one time, were trying to convince…
Sony announced today that on Friday, while everybody else was winding down for the weekend, it went out and bought Gaikai, an online cloud gaming service similar to OnLive. For $380 million.
Sony might be in talks to acquire either OnLive or Gaikai—the two biggest cloud gaming providers—according to a report on Edge that follows up on previous articles on MCV and VG 24/7.
Brace yourselves, readers! A company whose whole business plan depends on consoles going away says that one of the big platform holders might be getting out of the hardware business altogether.
Capcom has teamed up with those magical people at Gaikai to deliver a 30 minute timed demo of Dead Rising 2 that runs in your Java-enabled web browser. Ain't technology a thing?
To very little fanfare, the PC demo of FIFA 12 is now playable without a download. All you have to do is go to the game's YouTube page. Provided you have a decent Internet connection and up-to-date Java, simply clicking a banner puts you on the pitch.
Singapore's SingTel kicked off a subscription-based cloud gaming service called ESC, which allows players to play high-powered games over the net via desktops or notebook computers with Pentium 4 chips.
Shiny Entertainment founder David Perry shows off a picture of World of Warcraft running on an iPad, made possible by the streaming technology of his newer company, Gaikai.