Nikkei: PS4 to utilize Gaikai, have expanded social features

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#1 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5669 posts) -

I'm thinking Gaikai will be used for some kind of PS+ feature and BC. ;)

Nikkei: PS4 to utilize Gaikai, have expanded social features

Another PlayStation 4 report, this time from Nikkei.PS4-Nikkei_02-06.jpg

PlayStation 4 concept by Hesit8in.

According to the Japanese outlet, the network function of PlayStation 4 will be expanded, including a new social feature where you can exchange opinions among your friends while playing games.

The system is said to utilize Gaikai cloud technology, which Sony purchased for $380 million in the summer of last year.

Echoing previous reports, the outlet claims the Sony developed Cell chip loaded onto the PlayStation 3 will not be included in PlayStation 4, and that itll arrive by the holidays.

PlayStation 4 is expected to be revealed during PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York City on February 20. Its controller will supposedly have a touch pad.

#2 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9492 posts) -
I wouldn't doubt Gaikai tech being used from the start but I don't expect cloud gaming for a few years. It's not easy implementing something like that across a large network like PSN.
#3 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
all im in it for is the games.. no social features no streaming services no "hook" just the games!!......................................................................................................and watching blu rays.
#4 Posted by Tessellation (8840 posts) -
I wouldn't doubt Gaikai tech being used from the start but I don't expect cloud gaming for a few years. It's not easy implementing something like that across a large network like PSN. Nonstop-Madness
And Free.
#5 Posted by finalstar2007 (25842 posts) -

I Cant Wait!

#6 Posted by xhawk27 (7506 posts) -

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

#7 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

I wouldn't doubt Gaikai tech being used from the start but I don't expect cloud gaming for a few years. It's not easy implementing something like that across a large network like PSN. Nonstop-Madness

It probably won't be available to all PS3 owners without a subscription. It'll just be an alternative distribution method to digital/retail for gamers that want to use it.

#8 Posted by Obviously_Right (5320 posts) -

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

xhawk27

No, DRM is for the next Xbox, silly.

#9 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

Good.

What I see making or breaking PS4 next gen is not raw tech, but online.

Sony needs to make the PS4 a social hub device with PSN at its core with additional online components like Google TV & Gaikai.

#10 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5669 posts) -

Good.

What I see making or breaking PS4 next gen is not raw tech, but online.

Sony needs to make the PS4 a social hub device with PSN at its core with additional online components like Google TV & Gaikai.

dercoo

I'd love to see the PS4 integrated with the Android app store.

#11 Posted by Basinboy (11374 posts) -

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

xhawk27

Emulation.  Like the Xbox 360.

I honestly believe BC will only come as a result of being a PS+ member over cloud-streaming.  Seems like a pretty good hook to push the service.

#12 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22576 posts) -
so it's gonna be having it's own type of miiverse? Cool
#13 Posted by xhawk27 (7506 posts) -

[QUOTE="xhawk27"]

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

Basinboy

Emulation.  Like the Xbox 360.

I honestly believe BC will only come as a result of being a PS+ member over cloud-streaming.  Seems like a pretty good hook to push the service.

Is the PS4 going to be powerful enough to emulate the PS3 hardware. 

#14 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5669 posts) -

[QUOTE="xhawk27"]

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

Basinboy

Emulation.  Like the Xbox 360.

I honestly believe BC will only come as a result of being a PS+ member over cloud-streaming.  Seems like a pretty good hook to push the service.

I could see a separate fee for BC. Download a certain amount of BC games a month at a small PS+ fee. It could definitely work.

#15 Posted by xhawk27 (7506 posts) -

[QUOTE="xhawk27"]

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

Obviously_Right

No, DRM is for the next Xbox, silly.

Unless MS changes it after the outcry it's about to get. 

#16 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9492 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nonstop-Madness"]I wouldn't doubt Gaikai tech being used from the start but I don't expect cloud gaming for a few years. It's not easy implementing something like that across a large network like PSN. Ly_the_Fairy

It probably won't be available to all PS3 owners without a subscription. It'll just be an alternative distribution method to digital/retail for gamers that want to use it.

Some of Gaikai's features may be free. Gaikai was actually mainly used to allow people to demo games in real time. Research shows that people are more willing to buy games if they play it first, which would be a great incentive for publishers. I could imagine Sony allowing people to demo games straight from the PSN Store for free but the full cloud gaming aspect would most likely remain a PSN+ subscription or some sort of new subscription.

#17 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5669 posts) -

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

[QUOTE="xhawk27"]

Always on DRM. Also since the hardware is differnet than the PS3 how is it going to be Backward Compatibility. One way could be Stream PS3 games. 

xhawk27

No, DRM is for the next Xbox, silly.

Unless MS changes it after the outcry it's about to get. 

Well DRM could be part of their plan to integrate Windows 8 as well. Maybe that's why their pushing DRM.

#18 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11603 posts) -
[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"]so it's gonna be having it's own type of miiverse? Cool

Didn't someone from Sony tweet that they had a Wii U and tweeted his username telling people to add him. Even said that it was for research?
#19 Posted by lamprey263 (25254 posts) -
jeez Sony, save something for the big reveal
#20 Posted by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -
jeez Sony, save something for the big reveallamprey263
Well everyone hear rumors but we don't know how this all gonna look
#21 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
jeez Sony, save something for the big reveallamprey263
the only thing that matters is the console and the games :cool:
#22 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

so it's gonna be having it's own type of miiverse? CoolShinobishyguy

Actually, reminds me of something....

What about Home 2.0?

#23 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"]so it's gonna be having it's own type of miiverse? Cooldercoo

Actually, reminds me of something....

What about Home 2.0?

dont even joke about something like that
#24 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

[QUOTE="dercoo"]

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"]so it's gonna be having it's own type of miiverse? Coolcampzor

Actually, reminds me of something....

What about Home 2.0?

dont even joke about something like that

They could market it like adobe markets Premier

"It actually works now.... and the load times are better"

#25 Posted by lamprey263 (25254 posts) -
[QUOTE="lamprey263"]jeez Sony, save something for the big revealcampzor
the only thing that matters is the console and the games :cool:

true on games, I was just thinking that, though they should have no problem attracting third parties which consumers should be content with, but in order to make up for any losses on production and distribution costs their going to need to make money selling their own games, I'm interested in seeing what they have up their sleeves for the PS4/Orbis
#26 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -
A Home 2.0 with instant gameplay would be cool.
#27 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11603 posts) -
Aside from the load times I had some good times with Home :P I rarely use it though.
#28 Posted by lamprey263 (25254 posts) -
Aside from the load times I had some good times with Home :P I rarely use it though.Kaze_no_Mirai
I got sexually abused in Home countless times, every time I think of Home I just feel icky.
#29 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -

Aside from the load times I had some good times with Home :P I rarely use it though.Kaze_no_Mirai
The load times really set it back.BTW, I just updated mine and it now has an icon with a different color then the store.:)

#30 Posted by Neon_Noir (1466 posts) -

BTW, I just updated mine and it now has an icon with a different color then the store.:)killzowned24
MEGATON

#31 Posted by caseypayne69 (5390 posts) -
[QUOTE="lamprey263"]jeez Sony, save something for the big revealShadowriverUB
Well everyone hear rumors but we don't know how this all gonna look

That's a great gif.
#32 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

Wow it sounds so epic.

#33 Posted by Tessellation (8840 posts) -
what if 2.20.13 is actually this?
#34 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

I wouldn't doubt Gaikai tech being used from the start but I don't expect cloud gaming for a few years. It's not easy implementing something like that across a large network like PSN. Nonstop-Madness

 

The VITA has a bunch of PSN network connected features that never existed on the servers before (i.e. party chat, live area, etc).

 

#35 Posted by LordQuorthon (5388 posts) -

Emulation. 

Basinboy

Emulation =/= sorcery. There's no way to emulate the PS3 or the 360; the hardware to pull of such a feat simply isn't available yet.