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Gaikai PS3 Library Launches Next Year, Coming To Vita TV

Still no word on European launch.

Sony are planning to launch the Gaikai PS3 streaming library next year, at least in North America anyway. They’ve previously stated that it may take some additional time to come to Europe due to poor broadband speeds not living up to the requirements.

A selection of titles will be available at launch – no word on which but presumably “the best” PS3 exclusive games. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios also says that it’ll be like Netflix, with a “decent” number of available games.

These games will then be able to be played on the PS4, PS Vita and even the recently announced Vita TV, though there’s still no word on when Europe will receive this library of games.

Source: IGN

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  1. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    Regularly game with a few of our colonial cousins & they’d laugh at the broadband analogy, theirs is much slower than ours. Still, I suspect it’s America getting preference to try & gain market share on microsofts own turf?

    Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 19:32.
  2. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    It’ll be interesting to see how it works out there at least. It’s not a feature i ever really plan on using much as i’ll still have my PS3. But I’ll be much more interested in seeing how well the ‘watch friends play/jump into their game’ feature works.

    Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 19:44.
  3. beeje13
    Since: Jan 2010

    I’ve still not found out a definite Yes/No confirmation over what I really appreciate Gaikai for: Instant game demos for every game. Is anybody in the know here?

    Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 21:08.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      That’s probably what I’d use it most for if available. By the time it comes here BT may have thought about upgrading my exchange, doubt it though.

      Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 22:48.
      • DJ Judas
        Since: Aug 2008

        Even if they have, they still might make you wait years before they upgrade your cabinet :-(

        Comment posted on 20/09/2013 at 08:20.
  4. pdannysan13
    Since: Mar 2013

    This is important for them, I believe, because:
    1. It can catch the new people to consoles, drawing in them with the possibility (even if limited) of backwards compatibilty and having a larger library of games to play.
    2. Gamers who are thinking of changing sides from Xbox to PS, because this way they could finally play all those exclusives they’ve been missing out on.

    Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 23:00.
  5. HunterGatherer
    Since: Jul 2013

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    Comment posted on 19/09/2013 at 23:56.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Great news! And even better, it implies the west will be getting the Vita TV, plenty of people are still writing about it being a Japan only product, spoil sports.

    Comment posted on 20/09/2013 at 07:27.
  7. jeccross
    Since: Feb 2012

    Any news on pricing yet? Is this going to be included in PS+?

    Comment posted on 20/09/2013 at 09:39.