Gaming is going to be taken to a new level if what the Wall Street Journal reported is going to be true. The news publication reported that Sony, one of the biggest gaming console manufacturers in the world, is going to let user stream games over the internet for playing them.
We all know that the Japanese company is going to announce its next generation gaming console, the Play Station 4, coming Wednesday. And according to rumors, the new gaming console will allow Play Station 3 t
itles to be streamed online. Along with this, of course, users will be able to play games stored on optical disks.
The company bought the streaming game service Gakai last year, and the company’s services are going to be incorporated into Sony’s new video game console. The Wall Street Journal writes:
The new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.
Steaming games on the internet via a gaming console is something that the gaming world has not yet seen. And this might just be what is needed to charge up this sector of the market. And after this release from Sony, we have to see what the Redmond based company, Microsoft will do to compete with this. Will we see the next Microsoft Xbox also streaming games? Or will we see something even better? It is anyone’s guess.
We also need to see how Sony will balance online games that can be streamed and games which are to be bought on optical drives. The company needs to have some really awesome titles for streaming if it wants to make this feature the one feature.