The PlayStation 4’s cloud-gaming service coming to North America late 2014

It’s been a difficult start to a new generation for those of us who exist on a tight budget with the lack of support for backward compatibility presented by both Sony and Microsoft, but change is coming. Slowly.

Sony plans to roll out their Gaikai-powered service to the PlayStation 4 over the next couple of years which will allow people to play games without downloading them or owning a physical product, disregarding the need to really “own” anything.

Gaikai is a cloud-gaming service co-founded by David Perry who worked as a designer on the greatest 2D platformer of all time: Disney’s Aladdin on the SEGA Mega Drive. Perry strongly believes in a future where all gaming is done through the cloud with games being run on computers far away from where the people who are playing them actually live.

No word on how exactly it’ll work though with regards to playing games on the service that users already own physically or digitally but no doubt Sony will fill us in over the course of the next year, as they prepare for the North American launch.

Those of us who live by European release dates will have to wait until sometime in 2015 to take part in this long-distance gaming on the PS4.

(source: Eurogamer)






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