PsVita TV Can “Techically” Stream PS3 Games Via Gaikai
The Playstation Vita TV will allow gamers to experience multiple Playstation titles on their own TV without owning multiple consoles. Most PsVita titles as well as PSP and Ps1 Classic available on PSN will be compatible with the new device. The Playstation Vita TV will also be able to stream PS4 titles with full Dual Shock 4 compatibility in the near future.
Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO, has revealed today another interesting detail on the Playstation Vita Tv. The streaming set is technically capable of supporting Ps3 titles through the same cloud-based streaming that will bring Ps3 titles on Playstation 4.
The “PS Vita TV” is like a small set-top box (STB) that allows to play various games. It is connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. With the PS Vita TV, it is possible to download not only games developed for the PS Vita but also games developed for the first-generation PlayStation and PSP via the Internet.
In the future, SCE will offer games developed for the PS3 to PS4 and PS3 by using a cloud-based game distribution service. Technically, the PS Vita TV can support such games. Therefore, SCE is considering providing PS3 games to the PS Vita TV by using the service in the future.
In addition to these features, the Playstation Vita TV will offer web browsing, video distribution services, flat rate music distribution services and electronic book distribution services.
The PsVita TV will be released in Japan on November 14th 2013 costing 9954 yen, around 100$. A North American and European release date has yet to be announced.
Source: TechOn Nikkei