After Sony’s announcement at CES for the new PlayStation Now service, all the social networks have been talking about how awesome it’s going to be. Finally we have official confirmation of how the PS4 will be backwards compatible with older PS3 games and that’s through this service which will stream older games from the cloud. What’s neat is that PlayStation Now will be available for all sorts of devices, not just the PS4. It will work with PS4, Vita, PS3, televisions, smartphones, and tablets.
Leveraging Gaikai’s advanced cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.
If you want to be one of the first in line to beta test Sony’s new service, head on over to this page and sign up now. The beta will start at the end of January with an official roll out in the summer.