The PS4 will be able to stream PS3 games, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal, the next gen console will be using the newly acquired technology from the Gaikai service. Sony acquired the company last year for a whopping price of $380 million. This is obviously Sony’s answer to backwards compatibility for their next gen console. The company took a lot of heat when they got rid of backwards compatibility for the PS3, especially because the system initially launched with the feature, and was later removed when new versions of the system came out.
The WSJ report stated that Sony is “investing heavily” in the Gaikai technology for the PS4. I’m not yet sold on cloud based technology as a whole, look what happened to OnLive, it just didn’t do well overall. There were also reports revolving a new PS Eye camera, and a brand new controller design, where tons of pictures of the prototype have already surfaced on the internet. We have less than a week before the NYC Sony event takes place, and I know that people are tired of all the rumors, and they just want an official announcement. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long, expect Sony to take over the gaming news headlines for all of next week.