During his CES keynote, Sony Computer Entertainment group CEO Andrew House announced "PlayStation Now": the company's cloud-based streaming solution for video games.
PlayStation Now will be available in the US this summer allowing players to select games from the PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.
In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing users to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.
Leveraging Gaikai’s cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
• Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
• Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.
• Continue your cloud-saved progress from different devices.
PlayStation Now users can rent specific games or subscribe and have access to a range of titles. The Beta program will start in the US at the end of January with an expected full roll-out this summer.