Sony’s partnership with streaming powerhouse Gaikai has slipped under the radar as of late. Earlier this year the console manufacturer announced that full-game streaming would arrive on PlayStation 4, whipping up a euphoric buzz among gamers.
With no backwards compatibility, Gaikai’s streaming service is to step in as a digital substitute, allowing users to play their favourite PS3 titles via an online connection. Sony acquired the company for $380 million back in 2012 and has said the service may even be extended to PlayStation Vita.
Now, we were well aware that Gaikai wouldn’t make it for the PS4’s launch. However, according to inside sources, the streaming tech won’t be available to European gamers until 2015.
Eurogamer reports that testing will be carried out early next year with a US launch planned for Q3 before spreading to the UK. According to Sony’s Andrew House, the company is “very much on track” to hit that time frame.
Hopefully we’ll hear more about Gaikai and how the service will operate next year.