There are probably still a few big unknowns left about Sony’s next flagship home console, but the fact that it will include game streaming technology in some form is not one of them. Sony purchased game streaming company Gaikai last year, prompting speculation that the PS4 will be able to stream its games as part of a service similar to OnLive.
But a new report suggests it’s actually backwards compatible games that will be getting the streaming treatment, with the feature being revealed as part of Soy’s February 20th event. Considering the resolution and lag constraints made obvious by the rise and fall of services like OnLive as well Sony’s rumoured departure from the architecture of previous generations, backwards compatibility via streaming seems downright sensible. Technical hurdles aside though, Sony’s back catalogue hopefully won’t be too constrained by licensing issues.
Source Wall Street Journal