Rumour: Sony to enter into cloud gaming deal at E3

VG247 has learned that Sony is to announce a cloud gaming deal with either Gaikai or OnLive at E3, apparently allowing streamed games on PlayStation hardware. Details are light, but the news expected to be announced in the Sony press conference on June 4.

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Emilio_Estevez1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Could be interesting

Brosy1913d ago

It would definately be a win for OnLive. Instant large install base.

The Meerkat1913d ago

It could also do away with the need for a PS4.

Could give MS a bit of a fright.

Machioto1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

@meer I doubt that because,not everyone has Internet and what if something Happens to their sever or your Internet connection is interrupted,I'm pretty sure this,if true will compliment the ps4 and vita or it can cover ps4 if the hardware is defective so it's not a giant paper weight .

inveni01913d ago

This could be the "anti-used games" measure people have been speculating about.

OnLive would be a decent service if the quality was more like Gaikai. Gaikai would be great if it offered more than demos.

Muffins12231913d ago

Youll need more than 10 mbs of internet connection if you want it to play decently..

TooTall191913d ago

@Muffins That's not true. With a consistent 1.5 mbps you can stream games to almost any mac, pc, or android phone. A consistent 5 mbps is all you need to get the best quality. Anything more than that is overkill.

irepbtown1913d ago

Am I the only one thinking Vita here?

Would be pretty awesome!!

Virtual_Reality1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

From OnLive site:


Internet Connection: 2 Mbps wired or Wi-Fi connection
Operating System: Windows 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit) or XP SP3 (32-bit), Mac® OS X 10.5.8 or later
Computer: Most PCs and netbooks, all Intel-based Macs
Screen Resolution: 1024x576


Internet Connection: 5 Mbps wired or Wi-Fi connection
Operating System: Windows® 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit) or XP SP3 (32-bit), Mac® OS X 10.6 or later
Computer: Dual-core PCs, all Intel-based Macs
Screen Resolution: 1280x720

gatormatt801913d ago

This would be definitely cool IMO. Make it an app that you download from the PS Store. Charge what ever the basic subscription fee is... Heck maybe put some of Sony's own first party games on there also, exclusive of course, only to the PS3 version of Onlive.

BattleAxe1913d ago

PS3, its only does everything!

andibandit1913d ago

where are all the nay sayers that claimed cloud gaming was a no go, cause the lag was too bad, in the topic about consoles becomming obsolete?.

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TooTall191913d ago

An install base and more good games are exactly what OnLive needs. The friends list and brag clips are really cool.

iJihaD1913d ago

it'd be good just to try games before buying them. Or seeing some one els playing a game you want to buy, or just wanna watch how he plays.

It's not that good to substitute real (bluray) gaming, especially for fast paced games and in terms of HD gaming, i doubt you'll get the best quality picture unless you play it local, if you care about HD of-course.

abzdine1913d ago

Stream next gen games on PS3 using OnLive could be the way to go.. It will leave them the time to work on the infamous PS4. I'm highly excited for this !

BrunoM1913d ago

Your right but the thing no one is talking about is how great it would be for the PsVita

TooTall191913d ago

Imagine playing Killzone with 32 players and the game is running on the same server, so there is no lag between players. As for the controls input lag with OnLive is similar to Killzone 2 or BF3+tv not in game setting.

DeadlyFire1912d ago

Indeed. Although if you think about it. You could stream games on PS3 from PS4 as well as to Vita. That's awesome.

Same game, so you get to see players from either platform playing together! So say 128 player Battlefield 4? Just throwing it out there as speculation, but say released on PS4. Available for Vita and PS3 through OnLive.

That is the type of future that will exist at some point. I am hoping Sony shows us a glimpse on June 4th.

Although this article is the only source of this word on a major cloud platform even being connected. So I would take it with a grain of salt, but Hype it up all you want. Sony might take notice and push for actually doing this if it sees people are interested.

abzdine1912d ago

Yes but i dont think it's that easy to stream games like this because it means that consoles can stop at this generation and thins will be streamed.

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fatstarr1913d ago

isnt sony up to their necks in debt.....

Nicaragua1913d ago

Making a financial loss is not the same as being in debt.

Isis061913d ago

I do agree but Sony are also up to there necks in dept... however I do love there products and I know there current state will only make them more ambitious.

black9111913d ago

I told myself last year that I would stay away from gaming sites so close to E3 because Big news like this always gets leaked.

farhad2k81912d ago

Please please PLEASE!
Give me OnLive on my VITA!
That wouold be so fucking epic!!

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GamingPerson1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

We shall see. But I am sure sony is playing with cloud server technology internally like most technology companies.. MS is doing it.

mushroomwig1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Sony has been doing it for a while, they were offering cloud save storage before Microsoft.

BubloZX1913d ago

cloud saving isn't the same as streaming games lol. All your allowed is about 200 megs of save space. Streaming a 5-8 gig game is a whole different story.

mushroomwig1913d ago


When did I say otherwise? I'm just stating that Sony have been into cloud technology for a while now.

BubloZX1913d ago

yeah but only supporting about 200mbs if you have ps+ is nothing to really boast about. Cloud technology is sooo much more then that and Sony is begining to look into those things. The whole reason they tried to get into cloud in the first place was because they where trying to intergrate steam into the psn experience but they kinda gave up after portal 2. Now they need to figure out how to get read for a digital future where games may be streamed more often then physcially purchased or completely downloaded to a harddrive.

abzdine1913d ago

Cloud technology as you are talking about is from the stone age cause when your e-mails are not saved on your computer directly but online, a bit like the Data Storage for PS3.

The implementation of this technique in the videogames world is quite new and as said before streaming a 10Gig game without downloading all of it if a whole different thing.

dead_eye1913d ago

@BubloZX Valve have only release portal 2 since portal 2. We might hear something good about the custom maps coming to ps3.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1913d ago

That would be pretty cool. I'd love to see a handheld go full cloud. No downloading, no carrying around a bunch of cartridges. Of course you'd have to constantly be connected to the internet to play, and there are lag issues, but there's free wifi in most places, and we'll catch up to Japan sooner or later in internet strength and speed. A cloud based handheld could be successful if people put time and effort into it.