E3 2013: Gaikai to start streaming PS3 games on PS4 in 2014

E3 2013: Gaikai to start streaming PS3 games on PS4 in 2014
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 11th 2013 at 4:33AM

Sony to begin rolling out cloud gaming services next year

Cloud streaming service Gaikai will allow the streaming of a select number of PS3 games on the PS4 from the start of 2014.

Announcing the news at its E3 press conference, Sony said that the service wouldn’t be available straight away at the console’s launch, but would arrive at a later date.

The service will go live in the US first, and offer a limited range of PS3 games. Vita streaming will also be offered later next year.

Sony also said it would eventually deliver console quality “across a range of devices”.

Sony forked out $380 million for Gaikai last year, and the cloud streaming service is expected to eventually play an integral role in how the PS4 operates.

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