E3: PlayStation partnering with "leading cloud gaming service"

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  1. soulx
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    In an article about what to expect from E3 2012, VG27 may have just revealed an interesting bit of news, that being a partnership with Sony and a cloud-gaming service.



    http://www.vg247.com...ox-720-and-ps4/

    That's not it either. There have been hints given out by a Playstation Plus content manager and a journalist at Eurogamer.

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    And now there's a translation of a quote in a Gaiki invitation.

    http://www.gameblog....deo-chez-gaikai

    This all seems to point to a partnership between Gaikai (think Onlive) and Sony for game streaming support for PS+ subscribers. If you have a solid internet connection, streaming full console titles onto a Vita would be pretty awesome. Or even playing Sony titles with Gaikai on other devices with internet access!
     


  2. Clarky

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    curious, wonder what will be shown
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    I'm not sure why'd they'd go into cloud gaming unless their next console is based on it, but the news here leads to more like cloud gaming being available on the PS3/Vita/whatever.

    Really don't see the point though, there's only a few titles on cloud gaming services that you can't just play on your PS3 (and they're basically just PC games). Plus they'd rather want to pursue the native power of the PS3/Vita instead of wasting time with cloud gaming.

    I'm curious to see what it is.
     
  4. emigre

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    PSN+ has the potential to be vaguely useful?
     
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    So being able to store games on a server and play them on your PS3 is changing the industry? Cool, but I don't get how its that big a deal.
     
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  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Well if they're talking "cloud gaming" services like OnLive and such, then it's storing the entire game on a server and processing it at the same location. This means that at-home specs are essentially useless (outside of minimal specs for getting the program working), piracy is basically impossible, and you no longer need to install games or switch discs (so you don't have to switch the disc every time you play a game or wait hours for a game to download and install).

    Cloud gaming is a rather large innovation to the industry (well, if it catches on that is).
     
  7. soulx
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    What intrigues me more is the possibility of playing PS3 games on any device with access to Gaikai. Imagine being able to start Uncharted 3 on your PS3, continue it on your PC, play a bit more on your Xperia Play or Vita and then go back to playing it on the PS3. It's like an evolution of the transfarring concept.
     
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    OH! So kind of like Crossplay for the Vita right? Sounds cool :D
     
  9. LightyKD

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    And people thought it was OnLive that will be helping Sony...psssh! I knew it was Gaikai. It just fits their model. Now if you excuse me, I have games to play on OnLive :D
     
  10. Satangel

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    Cool I guess if you have a PS3 and a PSV. Cross-play, cloud saves, cloud music, ...., all things that sort of interest me and attract me in the likes of Steam and so. Especially cloud saves and settings are so handy.
     
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  11. giavol

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    This is not a very good strategy, while it will take away piracy (this doesn't mean more sales) , it will have strong repercussions on hardware sales.
     
  12. Gahars

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    I think it would be really funny if there was no big announcement, and Sony was just trolling its customers to drive up the sales numbers on Playstation Plus.
     
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    PC? Doubt it, it's like saying if X-360 or Wii-U had Gaikai, you could continue your PS3 games there. I think it will be restricted to Playstation hardwares.
     
  14. chartube12

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    Could sony be deciding to build servers for onlive like service that gets used threw the ps3 instead of making a new console?
     
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  15. Janthran

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    I hope it's not Steam.
    I want Steam for 3DS.
     
  16. Hop2089

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    I don't mind storing games and saves on the cloud but streaming, hold it, it's not a good idea to have this right now as a standalone source of a console at least until 5-15 years from now when most of the world has 10-20 mb/s internet. Also warnings on these services, no fine print, everything the customer needs to know should be written in big text so that the uneducated, idiotic, or oblivious will read it.
     
  17. LightyKD

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    This is exactly what I think will happen. Why bother with making a new console when the PS3 is more than capable of streaming such games via cloud. Also they can even add cross game chat to the cloud side of their service! Im in no way a Sony fan but this would be very interesting to see.
     
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  18. Guild McCommunist

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    Seems kinda impractical to make a PS3 a streaming platform. It's still like $250 for the console while an OnLive console is like $100 or something. Sure, you get a lot of other features with the PS3 and Sony is a much larger name than OnLive, but it still seems impractical.

    Plus cloud gaming, while definitely having a promising future, isn't in the now. A lot of people still can't use it with limited or poor internet connections. Once we see a rise in fast anywhere internet (like I think 4G can handle game streaming) and internet becomes easily unlimited in more countries, you may see game streaming coming to light. For now though, people still prefer their traditional consoles.
     
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  20. air2004

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    The cloud will fail when it comes to gaming , atleast in the mainstream sense anyway.