Sony PS4 To Stream Games Over The Internet

  • Play Games Over the Internet
  • AMD x86-powered device
  • February 20 Launch date

Sony’s big event on February 20 is just around the corner. And as this date comes ever closer, the tech world is slowly getting the full story on the PlayStation 4.

  • Play Games Over the Internet
  • AMD x86-powered device
  • February 20 Launch date

Sony’s big event on February 20 is just around the corner. And as this date comes ever closer, the tech world is slowly getting the full story on the PlayStation 4.

According to report the new PlayStation will have the ability to stream games over the internet in real time. This service will be made possible through the streaming services provided by a recently acquired company by Sony – Gaikai.

Gaikai is a cloud-based gaming service that allows users to play high-end PC and console video games on remote servers by sending them compressed video frames was recently purchased by Sony for $380 million will help in delivering the online streaming service to the PS4. However, Sony won’t necessarily use Gaikai’s services to release new games; instead the company will use the streaming service to solve any compatibility issues with the PS4 with existing games on older consoles.

The New PS4 is expected to use AMD x86 chips which are not compatible with the architecture used in previous versions of the PlayStation. By allowing games developed for earlier consoles, Sony hopes to solve the problem of backward compatibility with the new system.

New titles on the other hand will still come in discs. It wouldn’t also be surprising if Sony decides to use the service in the future for other purposes such as cross-platform gaming which will allow users to play console games on different devices including mobile phones and tablets.

Sony has yet to announce how much they will be charging for the streams as the service is quite costly and technically difficult. Nevertheless, a lot of people are already talking about this new service and are eagerly awaiting the complete details in a few days.

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