The future is in the cloud.
When Sony acquired the Gaikai game streaming service, we all knew it would be to create their own and today we get our first look at the details surrounding what they’re calling Playstation Now.
Playstation Now will allow players to stream games over the internet and play them on a number of different Sony devices. Playstation Now will be available with a subscription fee or per-game fees for single titles. No word yet on the pricing scheme, but the Playstation Blog summarizes the features of Playstation Now, saying:
Leveraging Gaikai’s advanced cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.
Playstation Now will launch in the US this summer (unfortunately there are no details on a worldwide release timeframe) and we’ll have more details as they become available.