The latest rumor has Sony planning on implementing Gaikai’s cloud gaming service to stream PS3 games to their new PS4 console.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the backwards compatibility announcement will be made during the PlayStation event in two days. I don’t have to remind anyone that Sony will also be announcing their next-gen console as well.
Sony acquired Gaikai last year in August for $380 million and since then they have been reported to be investing heavily in its cloud gaming features. It’s highly probable of the service being offered on the new console as well where the new games are going to be available in both digital and Blu-ray formats.
Gaikai says on its website: “We’re working hard with Sony Computer Entertainment to advance our cloud gaming platform, and we can’t wait to unveil the next generation of it to you.”
That said, there have been a lot of rumors that the next-gen console won’t be backwards compatible. Publisher EA hinted the same thing earlier this month during a Q&A session at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.
Earlier this month, publisher EA said it doesn’t expect next-gen consoles to be backwards compatible, while hinting at pre-Christmas launches for new systems from Sony and Microsoft.
All rumors will be put to sleep in two days time.