Sony is gearing up to release its Gaikai cloud service, which will make it possible to play PS3 games on the new PlayStation 4. The games will be rendered in the cloud and streamed down to the PlayStation 4 console. But the Gaikai service could be used to stream games to many other platforms.
According to Sony’s Shuhei Yosida, the upcoming cloud service could stream PlayStation 4 and PS3 games to TVs, PCs, and tablets — basically anything with a screen and an Internet connection.
Speaking to Japanese publication Dengeki Online, Yoshida said:
“Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices. So we’re considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony’s.”
Of course, there are a lot of business aspects to be considered. Sony wouldn’t just blindly stream PlayStation games to any device, since that would most certainly result in loss of sales of their own hardware (such as the PlayStation 4).
Sony is currently working on the Gaikai cloud service, which is planned for a 2014 release on the PlayStation 4.