Submitted by doctorstrange 923d ago | news

Gaikai Details PS Cloud: Streamed Gameplay, Remote Play on Vita, PS3 Backwards Comp on ANY Device

Sony bought Gaikai during the summer of last year for a whopping $380 million. Now, they’ve shown what their investment was for.
-PSLS (Gaikai, iPad, iPhone, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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majiebeast  +   923d ago
*Throws money at the screen*
solidjun5  +   923d ago
it's not working for me!! T_T
kenshiro100  +   923d ago
...Holy crap...holy crap...

-throws wallet at the screen- TAKE EVERYTHING.
Reverent  +   923d ago
Sony just won the internet. Forever.
azshorty2003  +   923d ago
I just threw an ATM at my screen and even THAT didn't work. WTF!
showtimefolks  +   923d ago
sony i just don't know how you are gonna provide more surprises at E3 when you are showing so much 3-4 months before E3

HammadTheBeast  +   923d ago
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
HappyGaming  +   923d ago
That was amazing! I said I will keep an open mind until I see both consoles but I can't imagine not buying the PS4 at launch after that xD
JoySticksFTW  +   923d ago
"PSN Friends can even take over and play your game if you need help, as can developers."


Jeez man. And my dumb arse was saying I could hold out on ps4 because I have a large backlog of games.

Don't think that's possible now
bicfitness  +   923d ago
This is the video gaming system that I have waited my whole life for. And I'm being serious.

So much potential. Sony hit ALL the right notes. They were clever in not announcing the price though, so that they can undercut MS.

The 8 GB DDR5 was a frickn' megaton. Most powerful system by a mile now.
Reverent  +   923d ago
I'm crying... With so much happiness.
Saigon  +   923d ago
Well, i am sold, now I have to figure out which store i want to purchase the device from.
Dark_Overlord  +   923d ago
Ah, that's what I did wrong. I threw my screen at the money :D
Relientk77  +   923d ago
I just did this, my moneys all over the floor
Wedge19  +   923d ago
AMazing. Now when? And how much?
doctorstrange  +   923d ago
"phases" no price
TrendyGamers  +   923d ago
Phases? Hopefully they are short.
dbjj12088  +   923d ago
wow, that sounds awesome!!
sourav93  +   922d ago
I stayed up last night (UK) to watch the press conference. And boy was I glad that I did. Anyways, one of my friends, who was too lazy to stay up late, asked me to fill him in the next day. So, next morning (today), I called him and told him everything. About the PS4. About the games. About Gaikai. Everything. He screamed (in a good way) at the idea that you take over your friend's gameplay and help him out.

But then, he said something that never came into my mind. He said, if we're able to hop into someone else's game, does that mean that you can play a whole game over the network without ever buying the game yourself? This idea is a lot like game sharing if you think about it. So I'm wondering what kind of restrictions Sony will put on this feature. Perhaps 30 mins max per game segment? Who knows. I guess we'll all find out soon enough. E3 2013 can't come any sooner.
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LOGICWINS  +   923d ago
"PS3 Backwards Comp on ANY Device"

So I can play FULL PS3 games on Vita?
a_bro  +   923d ago
thats the plan.

yup, time to get back my vita now.
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Fyflin  +   923d ago
And full PS4 games on vita, if I understand correctly
LOGICWINS  +   923d ago
Watching Killzone right now. OMFG!
Fyflin  +   923d ago
BIG step up from PS3!! Those graphics are incredible! Runs at 4K too right?
Temporary  +   923d ago
you can play ANY Playstation game from PS1 2 3 and 4 on the Vita. Instant Streams with Gaikai tech.
Donnieboi  +   923d ago
Yes, and Play PS4 games on your Vita too. However, they said PS1,2, and 3 games will play on ANY device, yet PS4 games will only do remote play to Vita. This of course, gives people the insentive to buy the ps4 hardware. The announcer said that the PS4 will work as the Server and the Vita as the client when streaming PS4 games from your pS4 to your Vita (like remote play). The other pS1,2, and 3 games will be cloud streamed instead and on ALL devices (Phones, PS3, tablets and maybe PC too).
GribbleGrunger  +   923d ago
and on a good phone, laptop, pad or any other Gaikai enabled device. Like I said in my article 'PS4 not the biggest announcement at playstation meeting', from a gamers standpoint of course the PS4 was the biggest thing, but Gaikai will rapidly overshadow that as the penny drops and Sony reach out to an unbelievably big audience.

at below: You would just use the new Dualshock for ALL devices.
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nevin1  +   923d ago
I'll stick with PS3. But any device sounds odd because of the lack of buttons.
Donnieboi  +   923d ago
yeah, but playing on any device gives u portability, probably for no extra charge or a cheap charge. I can't say no to that. Plus, since I have a Vita, I can ALSO play my PS4 games (where as phones will only play ps1,2, and 3 games).
lovegames718  +   923d ago
This is sounding insane. Sorry no trolling but ss exoected whats being said and shown is, looking leaps above the vompetition. And there showing in game live. No this is not just a little better thn wiu but alot. Also alot of, innovation.
OSIRUSSS  +   923d ago
Full games on the pspgo?
Sevir  +   923d ago
Killzone:Shadow Fall looks impressive. Good Lord!!!!
e-p-ayeaH  +   923d ago
gameplay wise not so much i don't see any real improvements on it.
despair  +   922d ago
Why change a good thing, it looks like an action based FPS with killer graphics, which is what I want in a Killzone game.
hazardman  +   923d ago
PS4 is gonna be great!!
maniacmayhem  +   923d ago
"The PS4 will not support native backwards compatibility,"

Expected, since there's no cell.

"The long-term goal is to have PS1, 2, 3 games on any device, and it will be rolled out in phases."

So what about the games (PS1,PS2) that you already bought for PS3, will those transfer over to PS4? Should I just wait and see if they address this? Is there truly life on other planets?
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tigertron  +   923d ago
Maybe if you pop a PS3 disc in your PS4 it'll recognise that it's a PS3 game then activate Gaikai which streams it? I'm not really sure but that's my best guess.
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   923d ago
I'm very curious about being able to play my PS3 library on PS4. If they were to go with activating by inserting the disc, would the disc have to be in the system in order to play? If that's the case, then it kinda defeats the whole purpose of playing on the go. While you could play on the go, you would be limited to that one game in PS4. I would like to have the option of picking any PS3 game I have and play on the go without having to switch out the disc.
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kenshiro100  +   923d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall looks SICK. Holy crap.
BlmThug  +   923d ago
Driveclub too ♥
silvacrest  +   923d ago
looking good so far
NotSoSilentBob  +   923d ago
My only question how much additional monthly fees are going to cost for the Gaikai access? 20$ a month?
MYSTERIO360  +   923d ago
Id gladly pay any price (which is reasonable) for Gaikai functionality then pay for another year of XBLive. After paying for gold membership for several years now Gaikai just blows it out of the water. Sorry MS but im gone for good
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DC1980  +   923d ago
Norio Ohga is smiling down from heaven.
NateCole  +   923d ago
Great and all but i a want a PS4 with PS3 BC hardware. I don't care if i pay $1,000 for it. I want it Sony.
NateCole  +   923d ago
People still don't understand how significant this move is.

If done right this will change the gaming industry like iTunes changed the music industry.

The first phase will be on PS certified hardware. Second is they will move to android and ios devices.

This move brings Playstation to every device and move beyond the physical Sony hardware.

TV, Tablets, Smartphones etc. No more worry in selling PS hardware at a loss in order to get hardware for people to buy content. The hardware is already out there.

Sony just needs to get it right.
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Jek_Porkins  +   923d ago
So...I cant put my PS3, PS2 or PS1 disk in the PS4 and have it work? Do I have to re-buy games that I already bought? That doesn't seem like backwards compatibility to me...
NYC_Gamer  +   923d ago
You could keep your old consoles to play hardcopy
Jek_Porkins  +   923d ago
Honestly I sat and watched that conference for 2 hours and they never showed the console, and they tauted backwards compatibility through digital only, and they never said if the PS4 will even use physical media at all.

We got 2 hours of things that I mostly expected, and we know less now than we did before.
Arksine  +   923d ago
I wouldn't say we know less. We know what improvements have been made to the DS4. We know about the recording and share features. It was confirment that it has an 8 core APU, 2TF GPU and 8GB of GDDR5. We saw some game announcements and initial footage, all of which looked pretty good. We know 3rd parties are putting games like Diablo 3, Watchdogs, Destiny, and Final Fantasy on it.

There are still many questions, but Sony had to leave something for E3. They always have announcements before it as well. It was a good introduction to the PS4 and what its going to be about.
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rainslacker  +   923d ago
I don't understand the disagrees you got. You ask questions that many people that want BC actually want to know.

Full BC isn't a deal breaker for me, but it's damn handy to have. At the very least it would seem PS1 BC would be possible given that it can be done through software on the PS3, and any number of x86 based PC's.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   923d ago
Playstation all over the place!
air1  +   923d ago
Wow.. Sony shocked the hell out of me... I really didnt think sony was going to announce the ps4. Great specs, but not crazy over the controller just dont see the touch screen being used just like sixaxis and it doesnt look all that great with that overlap look.. Day one for me though

I thought ms would announce first being last out is not going to help them one bit. They have to impress me big time next gen considering that i gave up on the 360 after going through so many 360's, my 360s stopped reading games 1 month after the warranty just after 1yr of owning it and ms wanted me to pay 150 to fix it so i said fuckem. My reliable ps3 has been working since day one the damn thing out performed 5 360's! i want to spend my money on games not console after console

Thanks for a strong build on the ps3 sony, now im ready for the ps4..
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GravelerMagnitude9  +   923d ago
i too had 3 360s but the redring of death struck them, but Mr PS3 have been reliable. PS4 day 1
profgerbik  +   923d ago
Told you so.
first1NFANTRY  +   923d ago
Hell of a presentation. Sony just murdered the competition.

Oh and the PS4 will be getting exclusive content for Destiny by Bungie when it's launched. M$ just lost a big one there.

PS4 release date confirmed holiday 2013!!!!!!
profgerbik  +   923d ago
Kinda wonder what will Microsoft even do after that? Lol.
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Dark_Overlord  +   923d ago
Totally agree, its gonna take a god damn miracle for MS to top that. One of the best conferences I've seen in a long time.

Now just got to pre order the thing :)
boybato  +   923d ago
"Kinda wonder what will Microsoft even do after that? Lol."

Kinect V2.7 lol
TheDivine  +   923d ago
Kinect is included with the ps4. I guess that troll kinda backfired.
fsfsxii  +   923d ago
@the divine
Kinect copied EyeToy
Shadow Flare  +   923d ago
After seeing the ps4, the Wii U looks like an utter piece of crap
bicfitness  +   923d ago
Anyone who has purchased a sub $300 laptop in the last three years knew that ;) I was very pleased with the transparency and granular detail on specifications that they went into. If MS change their specs now, they risk missing the holiday from production delays.
Sci0n  +   923d ago
So excited I knew vita would play a huge role in the next gen can't wait to introduce my vita to its daddy the PS4! PS3 is the mommy lol.
Sci0n  +   923d ago
In your face all you fail articles stating vita has no games and vita will die. Vita will have a every game developed on a PS console and it will still have its own exclusives!
landog  +   923d ago
that's all very, very cool

now, the important question, is it free???

or are you going to try to re-sell me games i already own like last gen?

if thats the case, i'll just continue to play my ps3 games on my ps3, until i can play them on my pc in native 1080p, 1600p like i do with all my ps2 games!
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doctorstrange  +   923d ago
$380 million well spent
2pacalypsenow  +   923d ago
No native BC :-( o well
DivineAssault  +   923d ago
i dont give a damn about BC.. I will have PS Plus & will download digital titles or use gaikai to play whatever i want.. Sony hit the nail on the head with this system.. Im sure its going to be reasonably priced, the features are great, & the new dual shock is PERFECT! no more sliding thumbs & great trigger buttons people!! all while maintaining the classic dual shock feel
SpinalRemains138  +   923d ago
Looks like Vita is not going to be a total failure. It is primed for a healthy and great lifecycle. It is going to be one of the cornerstones of PS4 gaming.

Everyone who dooms and glooms over the Vita is just wrong. Its the best handheld and you dont get messages which pop up and say "Plz take a ten minute break for every 30 mins of gameplay". This is because Vita is a beast and meant to be played, played hard and played often. W/ PS4 it is going to take off like a rocket. Etch it in stone.
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