'PlayStation Cloud' domains registered by Gaikai

It's likely Sony will officially announce their cloud initiative during tomorrow's press conference, as Gaikai has just registered numerous domains related to "PlayStation Cloud."

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Recent reports suggest that the next PlayStation system, codenamed Orbis, will contain streaming tech provided by Sony's recently-acquired Gaikai. The cloud-based service will enable playback of PS3 games on Sony's next console--even as they transition to an entirely new chip architecture.

It's likely Sony will officially announce their cloud initiative during tomorrow's press conference, as Gaikai has just registered numerous domains related to "PlayStation Cloud."

Discovered by Superannuation, a number of URLs related to "PlayStation Cloud" were registered on February 15th. Given the flexibility of cloud-based services, one has to wonder if Sony has ambitions to bring the PlayStation Cloud to devices other than the PS4. We'll all find out tomorrow.

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    February 19, 2013 12:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 'PlayStation Cloud' domains registered by Gaikai.

    It's likely Sony will officially announce their cloud initiative during tomorrow's press conference, as Gaikai has just registered numerous domains related to "PlayStation Cloud."

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      February 19, 2013 3:03 PM

      where OnLive failed, Sony will succeed!

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        February 19, 2013 3:19 PM

        onlive failed because perlman is a terrible business man.

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          February 19, 2013 5:03 PM

          ...and the streaming quality was terrible. ugh.

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      February 19, 2013 3:05 PM

      Awwww yeah. Synergize that cloud leveraging to a whole new paradigm.

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      February 19, 2013 3:10 PM

      I wonder if its more feasible in Japan because of their internet infrastructure. Don't they have super low ping times and great bandwidth?

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        February 19, 2013 3:25 PM

        Not just Japan. In fact, most of the developed world has more fiber than we do because the gov't pays for it rather than private infrastructure like we do here.

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      February 19, 2013 3:27 PM

      I've been saying this is the future of consoles for a while now. Didn't think of it as a way to add backwards compatibility, but I can see how that's a pretty good upsell. Stick in your ps3 disc into your ps4 and that authorizes you to be able to play a streamed version of the game on the p4 (provided you have the premium stream-enabled account all for the low-low price off $24.99/mo!)

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        February 19, 2013 7:55 PM

        PS4? Forget all that. If the streaming is any good you could stream PS4 games on your PS3.

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      February 19, 2013 3:35 PM

      Onlive worked, but due to randomness of net latency I think this tech will always be bottom rung for gaming. Getting a big wad of compression artifacts in the middle of playing a game is undeniably worse than for a movie.

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      February 19, 2013 3:40 PM

      maybe it's not exactly like onlive, but maybe the game data is streamed to the PS4, while all the processing and stuff happens locally?

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        February 19, 2013 3:43 PM

        Or maybe it's just for backwards compatibility.

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          February 19, 2013 3:46 PM

          the streamed game data could well be PS3 data :D

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            February 19, 2013 7:58 PM

            If that's the case you'd still need PS3 hardware to handle the processing. As it is data is what's on the blu ray disc you put into the system.

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      February 20, 2013 2:38 AM

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