The ‘Cloud’ seems to be everyone’s favourite buzzword at the moment. Xbox has done a lot to promote the “power” of their cloud, but PlayStation hasn’t quite been so chest-thumpey about their own cloud-based service, Gaikai. In the near future, you’ll be able to stream PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and even PlayStation 3 games to the next-generation PlayStation 4. Unless you live in Europe.
Yeah sure and I’ll tell you why is wasn’t touched upon last night. So the plan is to begin with North America next year and the plan is to provide a streaming service that will allow for PS3 content initially to be streamed to firstly PS4 then PS Vita and then PS3.
And so that will happen in 2014 in North America initially. Now, and I touched upon these issues of broadband in Europe during the presentation – Europe is of course on the roadmap for that service to be deployed at some point in the future, but for reasons outside of our control we don’t yet have a timeline for it. So at a show which is now pretty global in its reach but primarily aimed at a European audience, we didn’t really want to start talking about the virtues of this great cloud-based service without knowing exactly when it’ll come to Europe.