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PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720/8 Flying to the Cloud with Free-to-Play - Unscripted Access Episode #13

"PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 (or rumored Xbox 8) to follow free-to-play business model while utilizing cloud technology, Seth Killian takes his talent to Sony Santa Monica, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale to make appearance during 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, and much more gaming news and nonsense that listeners have come to expect with Unscripted Access." (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Seth Killian, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

setokaiba  +   1316d ago
""PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 (or rumored Xbox 8) to follow free-to-play business model while utilizing cloud technology,"

What is this a nightmare scenario?

Both systems would fail immediately

Could we see the idea of owning a video game console dying off after the next lineup of consoles?


Will Gaikai offer more than a gaming restricted experience on PlayStation's next console?


F2P only works for online shooters, and games with ZERO STORY

It doesnt work for anything else.

And even saying that most games fail

The model we have now, is not perfect, but its way way way better

The last sony system?


To play exclusives and nintendo, sony, micrisoft games will we have to buy 3 tvs?


there will always be consoles
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ABizzel1  +   1316d ago

I don't know if you're repeating things from the podcast or if these are your opinions, but I agree with some of your comments and disagree with some of the others.

"What is this a nightmare scenario? Both systems would fail immediately"

I highly doubt cloud gaming is going to be a nightmare, nor would either system fail because of it. More than likely "cloud gaming" is only going to be a compliment to the gaming we already know and love. As the PS4 / Xbox 8 console cycle progresses Cloud gaming will obtain an equal presence to retail / disc. Cloud gaming is not going to take over simply because:

1. People like owning physical copies.
2. The entire world doesn't have a strong enough internet connection to support a "cloud gaming" only console.

Now the same cannot be said for the PS5 and Xbox ?. Think of it like Netflix. You can stream a bunch of movies, but all the movies and the best movies are available on DVD. You'll be able to stream PS1, PS2, PSP, PSN, PS3, and PS4 demos via the cloud. But at the end of the day if you want a full PS4 game more than likely you're going to either buy it from the cloud, or at a store.

"Will Gaikai offer more than a gaming restricted experience on PlayStation's next console? "

Gaikai says it best, their service can be used to stream just about anything. So more than likely Sony is planning on using a Gaikai stream service for everything. Games, TV shows / Movies (Sony Netflix), Music (Q), Music Videos, etc... So yes it will be used for more than just games.

"F2P only works for online shooters, and games with ZERO STORY"

I kind of see how you came to this conclusion for shooters, but this isn't true at all. There are a bunch of F2P MMO's out there now, and they have stories, good stories. Just type top 10 F2P games, and you will find hundreds of list with different games. While most of us have PC's, there's something about being able to turn on a console and play a game that will push gamers to play those F2P games. I wouldn't have played DC Universe Online had it not been for the PS3 version, and now after playing it I installed Windows on my Mac just so I can play it everywhere. That's the benefit of consoles, some people just can't bring themselves to play games on the PC.

I don't get what the fuss about F2P is. It's a freaking free game to play. If you don't like it, don't play it. F2P is doing nothing to hurt franchises you know and love. Nor is it going to stop the production of new franchises from coming out. All F2P is going to do is allow those PC developers a new place to push their games. Sure there might be a flood, but it's not Sony, MS, or Nintendo who are developing these games, it's studios who already focus on that. You're still going to get your Zelda's, Uncharted's, Halo's, etc...
JBSleek  +   1316d ago
Stop this nonsense right now. Until Sony bought that company the general population understood that this isn't possible right now with the internet. Only an option. ONLY AN OPTION. And it would only be for previous games.

When did everyone suddenly forget this? Are they actually losing their mind?
setokaiba  +   1316d ago
Its tabloid shock reporting for website hits I think.
Yangus  +   1316d ago
Sad....but maybe its true.Next-gen 70-80% F2P,online,multiplayer.Busines s-business gamers
setokaiba  +   1316d ago
Most gamers would stop gaming. It would be the end of the industry
r21  +   1316d ago
i dont think games would stop gaming. we'd still have previous gen consoles and games to enjoy :D
jsslifelike  +   1316d ago
Cloud... the final frontier.
Tapioca Cold  +   1316d ago
All you americans do is pay for everything without question. Most of you pay an online pass for 360. Why? Before you know it the world will have to pay for everything.

Cloud is the future.
Fat Onion  +   1316d ago
Theoretically, through the should be possible to play PS4 Games on PS3 if they make it available.

Don't know if that would be in the best interest of Sony...maybe in a case if they plan to loose $200+ per sale of the new PS4 they can still gain publisher user base...i think i need to go to bed.
metroid32  +   1316d ago
Cloud gaming is a joke ive played it on Onlive on a powerful pc and its a laggy mess its not HARDCORE when the gameplay keeps tripping you up END OF.
Unexpecta  +   1316d ago
I love physical consoles and physical games. I want to touch them all over and feel real.

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