Sony announces PlayStation Now (Gaikai-based) game streaming service
The best thing about Playstation Now is that you get to pay again to play the games you already own! :)
Sony's Gaikai-based video game streaming service, PlayStation Now, will stream PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 games over the internet to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, as well as non-PlayStation devices, Sony executive Andrew House announced during the company's CES 2014 keynote today.
PlayStation Now gives people "instant access to the games they loved from previous generations," said House, the president and group chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Users will be able to rent individual games or pay for subscription plans. In addition to PlayStation devices, the service will be available on most of Sony's 2014 Bravia televisions, and eventually, devices such as smartphones.
PlayStation Now will initially be available on PS4 and PS3, and later on PS Vita, according to a press release from Sony. The service will support functionality such as multiplayer gaming and PlayStation Network messages and Trophies.