Last year, on July 2nd, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the company acquired the Gaikai cloud gaming service for 380 million USD, also revealing plans to establish their own cloud based gaming service. The Gaikai service is going to be one of the next generation Playstation console strongest points, bringing game streaming services to the console world.
It really looks like Gaikai will also become available on Playstation 3 as well, according to a supposed Sony representative. A thread on the Neogaf forums reports that this rep has actually confirmed that Gaikai will be coming on Ps3 in the near future and that it will be introduced by a new firmware.
Sony has already revealed that gamers will be able to stream through Gaikai a lot of different games : it’s not yet known what kind of services Gaikai will offer on the Playstation 3 console. Some gamers have speculated that Sony is doing this to test the platform and work out any issues before the Playstation 4 gets released.
With the E3 right behind the corner, we’ll definitely know more about this in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for updates on the matter: you can take a look at the Neogaf thread here.