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Sony brings backwards compatibility to PlayStation with Gaikai deal

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    Sony brings backwards compatibility to PlayStation with Gaikai deal

    First and third-party games to be streamed to hardware



    Sony's rumoured cloud gaming deal with Gaikai is to allow current-generation hardware to play PlayStation 2 and PSone games via a streaming solution,GamesIndustry International understands.
    According to sources, the service will offer first-party games and be open to third-party publishers to sell back catalogue to players. The partnership is likely to be announced at E3 next week as part of Sony's conference on Monday.


    Gaikai already has an extensive portfolio of video game partners that have been on board with CEO David Perry's vision since the service first went live, including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Capcom, but all titles so far have been for the PC format.


    The appetite for PlayStation 2 games has been proven with collected HD releases of titles including Silent Hill, God of War, Devil May Cry and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.


    The streaming games company has also signed up retailers like GAME and Best Buy, services such as YouTube, TV manufacturer LG and social network Facebook, and is expected to announce further partnerships next week.


    It's not yet clear which Sony devices beyond the PlayStation 3 would get a Gaikai-supported game streaming service, but it could extend to Sony branded TVs and tablets.


    A backwards compatibility offering at this stage in the PS3's lifecycle would also allow Sony to test streaming games before it goes fully next-gen with the release of the PlayStation 4.


    Sony's history with backwards compatibility is patchy. The PlayStation 3 originally allowed gamers to play older PlayStation 2 and PSone games, but support for PS2 games was dropped as the PS3 went through a number of different iterations. PSone and PlayStation 2 games are currently available for download on the PlayStation Store.


    Both Sony Computer Entertainment and Gaikai declined to comment when contacted.
    I thought this seems like good news but at the same time i'm just hoping this would be some Stepping stone for Sony Developers to institute Gaikai Streaming Service onto the PS4.

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    I really want to see what will come from this

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    before anyone says this is a good thing


    its a rumor

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    Sounds like a good idea, but not for people with slow intenret (like me). Would much rather keep my fat PS3 and play the ocassional PS/PS2 games there or on my PS/PS2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    before anyone says this is a good thing


    its a rumor
    Just like the Wii U supposedly being 10x more powerful than the Wii or whatever Sony will do with the "let's start streaming ads while you play" patent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Sounds like a good idea, but not for people with slow intenret (like me). Would much rather keep my fat PS3 and play the ocassional PS/PS2 games there or on my PS/PS2.



    Just like the Wii U supposedly being 10x more powerful than the Wii or whatever Sony will do with the "let's start streaming ads while you play" patent.

    the rumor says 20x more powerful than the wii and the sony patent isn't rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    before anyone says this is a good thing


    its a rumor
    Before I get excited about some new news, I always look for posts from you PS360 to see what your opinion is, or if you initially made the post. If it comes to pass, I'm psyched. If its for the new PS4, I hope its not too steeply priced, becasue my wife won't let me buy it.
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    cloud storage games will be the death of gaming though


    unless it's for use exclusively on mobile devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    the rumor says 20x more powerful than the wii and the sony patent isn't rumor.
    10x, 20x, whatever. It's a rumor, it's to be taken with a grain of salt.

    The patent isn't a rumor, but what they'll do with it is nothing but speculation, and that's what I meant. Do you know what they'll do? No, you can only assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    cloud storage games will be the death of gaming though


    unless it's for use exclusively on mobile devices.
    I actually agree you on that. I don't like the whole cloud idea for anything. May it be cloud computing or cloud gaming, the whole concept annoys me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoggs34 View Post
    Before I get excited about some new news, I always look for posts from you PS360 to see what your opinion is, or if you initially made the post. If it comes to pass, I'm psyched. If its for the new PS4, I hope its not too steeply priced, becasue my wife won't let me buy it.
    I can't agree more, i'm in the SAME situation with my love one.

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    Cloud gaming is only possible via excellent broadband internet connections. Most of us however don't have a great connection.

    When fiber-optic broadband connection with unlimited data becomes the standard, next-gen cloud gaming will become a reality. Until then, I sure as shit am not wasting my time to stream PSOne and PS2 games.

    I understand Sony may be using older, smaller, less bandwidth-intensive games as a prototype, but I'm not going for the cloud gaming model in any way, shape or form.

    Restrictive DRM of this type (let's be honest, that's why they're doing it) will push gamers back to PC from consoles. If affordable high-end PC gaming via the Steam Box ends up happening, I'm all for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless-Enigma View Post
    I actually agree you on that. I don't like the whole cloud idea for anything. May it be cloud computing or cloud gaming, the whole concept annoys me.
    Cloud game save backups, yep. Streaming cloud games, nup.

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    gonna stay away from this if it comes to fruition. dont think i got the bandwidth to support it

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    I actually have OnLive on my PC and tried some game demos there, i had no problems whatsoever and my internet is only 12MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoNinjaKen View Post
    I wonder if this will be implemented onto the vita? Do they require a subscription of some sort?

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    i wonder how much this will run per month/game...
    you know, so we can continue to pay for games we already own...again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoNinjaKen View Post
    those fuckers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeeGR View Post
    I can't agree more, i'm in the SAME situation with my love one.
    the key is to but her something at the same or greater value first and ur good for anything......so save ur pennies

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihulk5 View Post
    I wonder if this will be implemented onto the vita? Do they require a subscription of some sort?
    Gaikai was mainly used as a demoing spot.


    Want to see how a game plays? Just jump on gaikai and play it for like 20 minutes before they kick you out.


    Walmart used them for demo try outs and stuff.


    the kick in the balls for this was that Google fully implemented their service into chrome last week.


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