06-01-2012 12:34 PM #46
Rumored to be for backwards compatibility.
Sony has reportedly penned a deal with Gaikai to stream PS1 and PS2 games, and may show off the functionality at its press conference at E3 next week. The rumor states that Sony will debut the service with first-party games, and open it up to third-parties to sell their back catalog as well.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that the deal could extend past the PlayStation 3 and into Sony's TVs and tablets. It also speculates that this could serve as a test market for streaming on the next PlayStation console.
06-01-2012 12:40 PM #47
Maybe older games, which are lower-resolution to begin with, will stream better with less lag/compression issues…DarkRedRain (XBL, PSN, WiiU)
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06-01-2012 12:53 PM #48
i don't see the point.
there aren't enough good PS2 titles to really make it such a big deal this late in the console lifecycle.
not seeing them getting around the lag, i found it unbearable in onlive.
even playing 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' which i got for free and isn't even a twitch shooter was awful.
perhaps they are gauging interest/reception for the PS4 and BC all the way back to PS1?
06-01-2012 12:57 PM #49
Gaiku or whatever the fuck it is, is probably even more laggy than onlive.
06-01-2012 01:02 PM #50
Also, to add...I could see them offering this service over into the VITA, as well. which, may or may not be cool. Personally, I don't look backwards and really have no interest in playing old titles from previous gens but I know many who do.
06-01-2012 01:10 PM #51
06-01-2012 01:22 PM #52
Nah, old shit is old. Throw it out and move on with your life.
However, my Ps3 will eventually become a rockband box at some point I'm quite sure. That is the only reason I'd keep it once the ps4 comes out. I don't see all those songs, bought under different id's as being a smooth transition into a new machine.
06-01-2012 01:52 PM #53
06-01-2012 01:53 PM #54
Couldn't argue with her. Sold and/or tossed out just about everything.
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06-14-2012 10:31 PM #58Member
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Oh yeah, I think that It's not really backwards compatibly though if you have to buy the game again to make it play on the new hardware.
The Slim PS3s aren't backwards compatible because you can buy a new copy of God of War 1 and 2 and play them on the PS3.
They would only be backwards compatible if you could stick your PS2 copies of those games into the system and play.
I like the PS3 game!
07-02-2012 03:34 AM #59
3 weeks late, but still a megaton nonetheless.
Cloud-based gaming service Gaikai has had plenty of spring in its step recently, and now we know why: it's been tying up a deal to sell itself for a rather substantial sum of cash. The $380 million agreement is slightly below the $500 million bandied about it in some rumors last week, so perhaps SCE execs feel like they've got themselves a bargain.
SCE boss Andrew House promised that the union of Gaikai's "engineering talent" with his company's "game platform knowledge" would lead to "unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences." For his part, Gaikai CEO David Perry said he was "honored" to help Sony "grow their ecosystem." None of this sheds much light on precisely what the Japanese giant will do with its new acquisition, or how it'll deal with the potential (imaginary?) awkwardness of supplying a service direct to TV rivals like Samsung and LG. In any case, the two companies need to secure regulatory approval before getting down to the tricky stuff.Great quotes on the internet:
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07-02-2012 04:35 AM #60
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