New news on game streaming
The CES fair brings interesting information to users of Sony devices.
Cloud gaming is considered by many to be the future of this industry. Sony puts a lot of emphasis on development in this direction, which resulted in the start of testing the Gaikai service (specifically PlayStation Now) in the US. It allows you to play titles from PS3, PS4 and Vita on any of the above. equipment and … Bravia TV sets from 2014. Over time, the list of supported devices will be expanded to include smartphones. To play, you will only need an internet connection and purchased access to the game (something similar to a digital rental). No more installing anything, carrying your save files, and you will be able to play even in a tent (as long as the mobile connection is sufficiently fast and stable). The problem should not be the inability to buy games, since many people already do not mind their “unlimited rental” on Steam, Origin or other digital distribution platform.
Unfortunately, there is also bad news. While Americans will be able to enjoy the service this summer, Europeans have to get by with the taste. For how long? This is not known. Sony explains itself with a much larger number of Internet providers in the Old Continent, and thus more difficult optimization of the service. As an opponent of the cloud, I am skeptical about these news, but I realize that for many people it is a great solution. You will be able to stop worrying about modernizing equipment or buying newer consoles, and only the Internet connection will be crucial. Worse, if there is no such thing for some reason, or the service will be closed (along with the saved files and user achievements).