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Submitted by Prodigy-X 1097d ago | rumor

Nikkei: PS4 to utilize Gaikai, have expanded social features

Another PlayStation 4 report is in from Nikkei. (PS4)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 37
a_bro  +   1097d ago
And...Here we go...

"According to the Japanese outlet, the network function of PlayStation 4 will be expanded, including a new social feature where you can exchange opinions among your friends while playing games."

this sounds similar to the whole miiverse thing, which i believed is a pretty cool idea from nintendo.
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Abash  +   1097d ago
Well did anyone *not* expect it to be on the PS4? I mean, they spent $380 million for a reason...
jujubee88  +   1097d ago
You all will know soon!
And it WILL be cloud gaming related.

I do not know how this article coined things, but I am 99.999% certain I know what Gaikai will be like when they announce what SCE have been doing with it since their purchase.
Ezz2013  +   1097d ago
hold the phone, this article is telling me they are using Gaikai(which they bought for 380$ million) with ps4....OMG!! i didn't see that coming /s
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Kevin ButIer  +   1097d ago
Gaikai combined with PS+... nice
TheGamerDood  +   1097d ago
@Kevin ButIer

"Gaikai combined with PS+... nice"

Would be amazing.
showtimefolks  +   1097d ago
$almost 400 million spent so better believe that cloud gaming will be a big part of pa4. I know it maybe difficult but i am really hopeful ps4 will be BC with ps3 games. I am not asking for PS1-2 just be BC with ps3 games please

i know ps4 won't be using cell so it might be hard but i know sony can figure out a way


nintendo doesn't always invent stuff but some of you nintendo fanboys are so blind to that its not even funny,
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NukaCola  +   1097d ago

This is on the Vita with near. It is a social app that connects gamers around the area. Also integrated into your friends activities are the ability to like and comment on such ingame achievements and milestones and of course trophies and what not. I like the social side of it. Social Networking can be done right without privacy invasion or posting everything to Facebook. Should have an inhouse gaming community. I expect LIVE to step it up next gen as well.


The Vita is a hub of the social PS gaming community and reflects a great deal on where Sony is taking the PS4. It's very welcoming and positive in my opinion. It's all done very well.
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The Great Melon  +   1097d ago

If anything I would say the PS4 would more likely have PS1 and PS2 backwards compatibility rather than PS3 backwards compatibility just because of the hardware. Anything can run a PS1 emulator nowadays and it's not a stretch to think that PS2 emulator would be difficult given the power of current computers. Heck, I one on my computer and it runs great.

The PS3 backwards compatibility is the thing that would cost the most just because it would actually require hardware rather than software to achieve. However there might be hope if you believe some of the rumors circulating. One rumor, though originating from neogaf, had stated that the cell would be present somewhere in the hardware.

Now would they allow disc compatibility? I don't know given their increasing enthusiasm with stream gaming and digital downloads, but I hope they would consider it as they have had a fairly good history with providing backwards compatibility options.
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-Mika-  +   1097d ago
Ya, I would love something like miiverse. That the only good thing that came out of the WiiU.
-Alpha  +   1097d ago
Doesn't VITA do something like this?
Qrphe  +   1097d ago
This was to be expected. The whole "network" thing has been hot for a while. You can clearly tell on how they added it to the Vita in the first place.
one2thr  +   1097d ago
Sounds somewhat similar to something that they have established within "Near", which happens to be a feature on the PS Vita...
miyamoto  +   1097d ago
I read somewhere on Twitter that PlayStation Home will be integrated with PSN.
JoGam  +   1097d ago
I hope so. In fact Home may come out of Beta officially with the PS4..
r21  +   1097d ago
Looks like that share button and DS4 could be real.
aceitman  +   1097d ago
I think something made in Japan , has stronger credibility about a rumor than somewhere else so hopefully it's true.
AdmiralSnake  +   1097d ago
What ? This sounds like Sony will be launching Playstation home fully next gen and enhance the social features into their games 100%
Mounce  +   1097d ago
Nintendo invented everything, didn't they?

The universe also copied Miiverse, shhhh...

Fucking Nintendo shoulda copyrighted dat Miiverse.
dboyc310  +   1097d ago
Ummm haven't you seen the near feature in the ps vita?
GraveLord  +   1097d ago
Sony did this first. Ever heard of Playstation Home? Miiverse is basically a simplified version of this, without all the walking around.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1097d ago
They're going to use Gakkai? You don't say... I thought they paid $350 million for nothing.

It's going to have expanded social media? You mean like every other console on the market. You don't say...
DivineAssault  +   1097d ago
its expected to have a broader version of miiverse on next gen.. all that ram & functionality aint for nothing & they obviously see people love facebook so i wouldnt doubt it.. PS home didnt cut it so im sure u will get pictures of yourself with the ps eye & link it to your PSN ID with profiles, trophies, etc & chat with people in different rooms about different games.. Thought nintendo came up with miiverse huh? NO its nintendo facebook thats censored.. Nintendo wii u is going to look like an ancient relic when PS4 hits the market.. Once again making it a go to system for exclusives u grew up with only.. I have to play the newest metroids n zeldas but i wont use that system for anything else
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remanutd55  +   1097d ago
Yea of course they are going to use Gaikai on the ps4 but i want Gaikai on the vita as well.
SmokexFFx  +   1097d ago
I'd go as far as to say they should put Gaikai on the PS3, in terms of tech I don't see why the PS3 couldn't stream PS4 games.

I don't know if allowing it would be beneficial however, I mean sure there would be 70+ million potential buyers of PS4 games, but it would also make people not want to buy the PS4 itself.
Ritsujun  +   1097d ago
Keep dreaming, brat.
SmokexFFx  +   1097d ago
Ripsta7th  +   1096d ago
Yeah its a cool idea, except they shouldnt have retail PS4 games available just arcade games that way it wont lower sales, and selllmore arcade games for Sony. You werent being a brat btw
GribbleGrunger  +   1097d ago
Demos of PS4 games are a possibility but, like I said in a previous conversation about this very thing, they won't offer full PS4 games. They have to have a reason to sell the PS4. If I were Sony I would offer full BC for PS2 and PS1 games Via Gaikai for the PS3, and full BC for the PS4 with PS3, PS2 and PS1. They may even hold back on the PS2 and PS1 BC for the PS4 in order to maintain momentum for the PS3, but it's likely to introduced eventually.
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SmokexFFx  +   1097d ago
I may be wrong but I believe the PS3 and now the Wii-U were/are being sold at a loss because they made their money on the software. If this would be the case with the PS4, making the PS3 capable of streaming PS4 games, would allow Sony to make money on PS4 software from the current PS3 install base, without having to sell their console at a loss.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1097d ago
That used to be the case but Sony are now in profit with the PS3. Nintendo are losing money with the Wiiu though ... how much, no one can be certain.
lovegames718  +   1097d ago
You guys really give credit where it isnt do. First of all although diff. miiverse is a distortion of ps home. Miiverse copied off of home no matter the diff. the concept of gamers coming together in one area to mingle and share thoughts started in home. Also seeing what others were plying via home and near. Nintendo been copying for awhile now even trying to be a media hub like ps3. Shame on you ps3 faithfulls for not seeing tht lol

Like i said in another post ps4 along with gakai will revolutionise
Karpetburnz  +   1097d ago
Gaikai will be epic, It will be like netflix but for games.
SonyNGP  +   1097d ago
If that means Region Locking like Netflix, then ew.
Ritsujun  +   1097d ago
Pony, ewww....
Karpetburnz  +   1097d ago
Man I hope not, If Sony owns Gaikai, wont they be able to make it available to all regions?
morganfell  +   1097d ago
It's not a question of region locking per se. Rather it is what titles Sony would offer on those local servers. While you may be able to create a Japanese account, the game might not be playable since one of Gaikai's major advantages over OnLive is server locality to cut ping times. And Sony may institute IP blocking. So then you proxy and that makes your ping worse and chops your bandwidth.

It is likely server selection will be automatic meaning you will be tied to the store of the region in which you reside excepting what I said above. You could surf through your PC and spoof the IP but you are back to the ping issue noted above.
madireed  +   1097d ago
Its freaking Live Area from PS Vita for crying out loud, quite getting your panties in a bunch. Take a look at PS3 started with PS Home then on Vita they included Live Area and Near. Combine all 3 services together and you get whatever it is they plan on doing on PS4. But oh no, it has to be miiverse, jeez.

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one2thr  +   1097d ago
What's funny is that people automatically jumped to the conclusion that Sony copied an idea from a competitor, instead of expanding a feature that they have created within one of their own products (Vita)...

And the "Near" feature, better yet the entire "Live Area" was announced before Miiverse and even the Wii U...

Heck the XMB interface was globally introduced with the PSP, and then ended up being the same interface for the PS3, what a coincidence...

Is it truly impossible for people to give Sony credit for expanding on their own great ideas/creations?...
DAS692  +   1097d ago
I wonder if Playstation Home will be moving over to the PS4 life cycle. O_o
kingPoS  +   1097d ago
Would be nice if it did. The thought outside media & social networks integrated into Home brings a smile to my face.
2pacalypsenow  +   1097d ago
ugh no backwards compatability :-(
Plagasx  +   1097d ago
People bitching about having to buy their PS3 games again to play on PS4...

Chances are, you own a PS3. So play it on your PS3... Why waste resources on this? It could be put towards way better things.
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Tyre  +   1097d ago
We know nothing about the specs & the costs, it is all rumors. Maybe making it BC isn't all that costly. U stop bitching about money & recources. Cutting off the long tail is out of the question since we have XBLGold & PS+ with Achievements/Trophies & Digital purchases that will carry over to the Next Consoles...the Next Gen will be a continuation of this gen, not a WHOLE new start. Shit is totally different from last gen's transit. Adding Gakai is a bonus & Sony has stated that it will be for PS2 BC & Demo streaming....Keep being blunt & ignorant, bitch.
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nevin1  +   1097d ago
no cell in the PS4?

Anyway, I personally dont have interest in social features. I mean am I the only who doesnt have a facebook/myspace/twitter page?
classic200  +   1097d ago
Well its an optional feature, just like these sites you list.
abzdine  +   1097d ago
they didn't buy Gaikai for nothing
MasterCornholio  +   1097d ago
Hmm so according to this PSN will be the same as XBOXlive gold.

Interesting, i wonder how the gold subscribers will continue to justify their subscription to Microsofts social features?
black911  +   1097d ago
What if Feb 20 is not PS4 related?
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Lifebanisher  +   1097d ago
It would be pretty epic if our miiverse characters in playstation would be our ps home.
swishersweets20031  +   1097d ago
Serious question for anyone, please dont troll..

Lets say you cant put your ps3 disc in and play but how are they going to handle all the ps3 Digital Downloads? Would those work on ps4? Hate to see none of the digital store games not playable on the new system.
sdplisken  +   1096d ago
Good morning. On February 20th 2013, sony fanboys from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest console battle in the history of playstation. "Playstation." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that in a few days will be the 20th of February, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the 20th of february will no longer be known as some random day, but as the day the sony fanboys declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate the Playstation 4!
jjb1981  +   1096d ago
Getting it day one!!!!!
jjb1981  +   1096d ago
Getting it day one!!!!! B

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