Today at the CES, Sony Computer Entertainment was happy to announce its new streaming game service that uses its cloud service Gaikai known as Playstation Now. The service will be available this summer in the United States and be able to stream popular PS3 games onto the PS4 and Vita. It will also be available on most of Sony’s TV lineup of BRAVIA’s and other devices, allowing for seamless gaming.
Playstation Now, is an ambitious project that will allow gamers to access content such as renting titles or using a subscription base. The service will support many online features such as trophies, online multi-player, and messaging.
Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, was excited to share his vision:
We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service. PS Now will allow users to engage in the world of PlayStation, whether they’re existing fans or have never owned a PlayStation platform.
The announcement was made during the International CES held in Las Vegas from January 7th. Attendees are able to visit the Sony booth to experience Playstation Now, with four big PS3 games to enjoy; BEYOND: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us and Puppeteer from SCE Worldwide Studios, on PS Vita or BRAVIA(R) TV.
Before the launch a beta will be issued in the united states on PS3’s in certain parts of the country from the end of January. More information will be available at http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow.
*1 Details of supported titles will be announced when ready.
*2 Among the 9 U.S. Models launching in 2014, 1 model (KDL-R400B) will not support this service.