Gaikai streaming PS3 to PS4 and Vita in 2014


During a developer round-table interview at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida let it out that Gaikai is scheduled to be released in early 2014. The initial release of Gaikai will happen in the United States, with it slowly being deployed to other territories around the globe after, but no time frame was given. Games will be able to be streamed to PS4, PS Vita and PS Vita TV.

“We are planning to start serving PS3 games on cloud servers in the States next year for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita – and that means PS Vita TV as well – and expand in regions and content,” Yoshida said. He elaborated on that remark with; “And as far as content is concerned, the first games that will exist will be PS3 games.”

“We’d like to offer a variety of games, because with video services like Netflix or Hulu, you just want to browse through different movies, watch five minutes and if you’re bored you can move on to something else – and that’s part of the fun. But we have to make sure that the game can work through the internet, so we have to go through certification for each title. So we’ll start with a certain number of titles and gradually expand the library.”

Written by Kyle Jessee

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  • Keith Dunn

    SUPER! That should also help people migrate from 360 to PS4!

  • Ramen_4_Life

    “This is great news for people who were concerned about the PS4’s lack of backwards compatibility. I can’t wait to try this service out!”

    …is what a rational person would say. I bet there are people on the internets who are complaining about this RIGHT NOW.

  • So it will be about 5 years to come where I am.

  • androvsky

    Where are you getting “early” 2014 from? The word doesn’t appear in the article at all, and is kind of a major distinction.

  • Justin Byrd

    So does this mean that all you need to play games is a psVita TV if you do not want to pay for a big expensive ps4?

    • ChazzH69

      But then you can’t play PS4 games?

  • way2easy

    So, is this a confirmation that the psvita tv is definitely coming out in 2014 in the states? Last I heard Sony had only announced it for Japan….

    • ChazzH69

      It wasn’t an official announcement but “PS Vita – and that means PS Vita TV as well” is a good indication.