With the advent of streaming game technology such as OnLive could it be possible that the PS3 is already making a transition to the PS4?
Cool idea, but it would never happen. Ever.
When it comes to features I think it already turned into PS4 with 3D and move...
sony said b4 with the ps2 if its selling well they will keep it in production. we will probably see ps2's finally disappearing off shelfs and the ps3 become the ps2 and the ps4 become the ps3.
No I wont, for one. 1.you need a soild Internet connection. Not everyone has one 2.you "need" a Internet connection to begin with, not everyone has Internet. Nor once to be online while gaming 3.streaming can be a huge problem, once you conduct fixing with servers, no one will be able to play during the time being. 4. It will be region locked, becuz of the limitations of different ips That said, I do not believe that this will be a main stream, yet again, we do have steam for pc, but yet, games sell more on phyiscal copies rather than digital
I think your point about a solid internet connection is dead on. I think that it would be pretty much the only thing stopping one of the big three from trying the idea out.
but on steam you download the game. With onlive you stream video and send the button you press. It will be impossible to do something fast. Just think the lag between you and the server and obviously you will never have 60fps on screen.
Have you tried OnLive? It works pretty good. It's not perfect but for still being in the BETA the results are very promising. I think the authors point about Steam was to use it as an example of how much more open Sony is with developers.
no please, i want the ps4 next year in 2012 let the ps3 become casual on that year and give us the hardcore a ps4!!!
nono its has not become long enough yet give it another 2 years or 3. i do not care if xbox3 comes out a year or 2 ahead of ps4 as long as sony makes the most powerful console out of the 4, if it comes out 2 years after the xbox3 i can promise you itll be alot more powerful then xbox3
No but the PS4 better be something improved not just in hardware.
Nah. It's at least giving us an idea about what the PS4 could be like. ex.) NGP, 3D, Playstation Move, Playstation Plus, Playstation Suite, etc. (Also Cloud game saves sounds cool.) PS4 will just be on a whole new level then what the PS3 is now. (I just know it won't come out for a few more years but by then I'll be ready for the next console by then.)
2012? no thanks, i'll take my ps4 in 2014 with a side of fries please
In regards to internet, in Canada the CRTC just approved metered internet use for Service Providers. Basically the more bandwidth you use, the more you'll get charged. If cloud gaming increases usage then this will become an issue as far as acceptance.
That sucks hot monkey balls!!! I'm on the same contract since 2005 and we have no bandwidth limit, but the throttling is a b!tch! The regular speed has increased many times from when it was first hooked up though! I remember when I had DSL, and I went way over my bandwidth limit of 1GB and got charged an extra $30; upgraded to high speed the next day! Screw the CRTC! First they make me wait over a year for the PSN video store; now this!
Cloud gaming is a pipe dream that won't happen. More and more greedy ass ISP are throttling and have bandwidth caps. no one will pay for cloud gaming when they get charged 25 cent per MB overage fee or whatever it is. Cloud gaming can't give you the same experience as a home system. plus if the server is down for 1 second I would want my entire months fee refunded.
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