The new PlayStation may offer gamers a chance to try out cloud-streaming technology, allowing developers to run software on server systems and stream it off the internet. Kazuo Hirai, Sony Chief Executive, took lead in a deal to purchase Gaikai Inc., the game in development using the new “cloud-gaming” technology.
As we reported last week, Sony’s new console will stream old games over the internet using technology from a company called Gaikai Inc. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, The new PlayStation will also allow players to share their gaming experience openly with social media including gameplay videos via YouTube and achievements. Cloud-gaming could eventually lead to the the capability of Sony smartphones and televisions tapping into the games that require high-end graphics, or allow cross platform play against people playing on their mobile devices.
In July, head of Sony’s video game unit, Andrew House, said Gaikai acquisition was a “recognition on Sony’s part that the cloud and cloud-streaming technologies are going to have a profound and possibly a very positive impact.”