PS-4: Backward Compatibility via Streaming?

Sony’s new gaming console, expected to debut Wednesday, will let people play games streamed in real time over the Internet, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Sony is expected to go with chips from Advanced Micro Devices, rather than the Sony-IBM-Toshiba-developed Cell chip that’s in the PS3. That move could cause compatibility issues with current games.

The PS4 may be able to accommodate PS-3 games by streaming them.

Streaming could also help Sony go at least some way toward addressing the popularity of simple games on smartphones and other devices, reports C/Net. Sony bought Gaikai, a cloud-gaming firm, which may allow for the streaming of console games.

Posted by Sam Churchill on .

Leave a Reply