Since the launch of the PlayStation 4, we haven’t heard much about Sony’s plans for the Gaikai service. And if certain rumors are to be believed, we probably won’t see anything on the consumer end until late 2014 at the earliest.
The folks at Eurogamer sat down with Sony’s Andrew House to discuss future plans for the new system, and the exec had a few vague details regarding the streaming service.
We’re on track to have a commercial service up and running in the US first within 2014. That remains the plan and we’re very much on track to reach that. But what’s important is to understand the full scope of what we’re trying to achieve and why we felt the Gaikai acquisition was important.
Our goal is to be able to have a new form of game distribution streamed from the server side, initially to PS4 consoles then gradually moving that out to Vita. But eventually, the endgame is to have this available on a multitude of network-connected devices, essentially delivering a console-quality gaming experience on devices which are not innately capable of doing that
When questioned about a European release, House was unwilling to give any specifics. Gaikai is a cloud based gaming service co-founded by industry veteran David Perry. Sony bought the company in July, 2012, with plans of somehow integrating the technology into their home consoles.
Via VG 24/7