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Sony would like to stream PlayStation games to PC, TVs, tablets & more, states Yoshida

Monday, 23rd September 2013 11:05 GMT By Dave Cook

SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has explained that using the power of Gaikai streaming, he would like to see PlayStation games brought to all devices, be it PC, Blu-Ray players, mobiles and tablets.

It comes as Gaikai PS3 streaming was pegged for a 2014 launch in North America, while a big question mark still hovers over Europe due to Sony’s supposed broadband concerns.

Speaking with Dengeki Online, Yoshida discussed his own aspirations for the service, and stressed that he’d like to see it go multi-format. He said, “Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices. So we’re considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony’s. This is still being studied.

“We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to something closer to a service, regardless of the device — Of course PlayStation will still be the center, but I think we would like to expand to different things.”

Streaming content to multiple devices does seem to be on Sony’s radar, as shown with PS Vita TV, and the way it can stream PS4 and media content.

What do you make of the above?

Thanks SplatteredHouse & DualShockers.

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  1. AngryConsumer

    omg!, this will for sure be the death of the playstation. no point in buying one now. since they are going to stream the ps3/ps4 exlusive games to the pc.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    @1 To be fair you could just as easily state that this will be the death of all consoles *and* the PC. Once the streaming tech’s working efficiently enough, and the broadband infrastructure is improved to meet its needs, any internet-enable device could do the job just as well as all of the above. Like the man says, “TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets,” could step in and remove the need for any kind of gaming-dedicated device.

    We’re undoubtedly a good few years away from chucking out all that lovely tech yet though ^_^

    #2 7 months ago
  3. TrickyAudio

    @1 Not really.

    It doesn’t stipulate what type of PlayStation game you could see on your TV/PC. I’d imagine we won’t be seeing Uncharted 4 streamed via your blu-ray player.

    Mini games, old titles and classic games, probably.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. _LarZen_

    Latency, compression and broadband infrastructure vs Gaikai

    Gaikai will lose, every time.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. ShiiRo

    It’d obviously be for streaming stuff like PSone, PS2 and PS3 games. And it makes a lot of sense for Sony. It would give them more opportunities to sell PS+ subscriptions. And streaming games will never be able to replace having a physical or digital copy, so they may even be able to lure some of those gamers to their consoles.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. DSB

    Damn, a reverse Steambox. Sony are more ambitious than I thought.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. ImNoHero

    @1 they’re not that stupid, they said that not all of PS games will release at once, I bet that they’ll release a PS exclusive easily like that.
    actually, we don’t know exactly what Yoshida is talking about, are we going to stream classics only? for free or what? can I stream the PS4 games I already have? (I hope that’s the deal), can it stream games smoothly ?

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Not sure if serious or stupid?

    Teh cloud everyone its a thing :)

    #8 7 months ago
  9. sebastien rivas

    Why not,
    Seriously, why not?
    If you need PS4 cloud the n you need a PS4 to begin with so we cannot say Sony will go down as a result; therefore why not?

    Although is this meant to counteract Steam/Valve next progeniture?

    #9 7 months ago
  10. pcbros

    The more I can do on my PC the better. Kudos Sony! :)

    Obviously I don’t expect to play PS4 games on it… but if I can get PS, PS2, PSP, PS3 and Vita, I’ll be a happy camper.

    #10 7 months ago