Sony: Gaikai Could Be Used to Stream PlayStation Content to Other Platforms

September 23, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

In a recent interview with Dengeki Online, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the company's ultimate goal with its Gaikai streaming technology is to deliver PlayStation games to "all devices." He claims that the technology could be used to one day to stream PlayStation games to a variety of non-Sony devices like PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

"Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices," Yoshida told Dengeki Online. "So we're considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones, and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony's. This is still being studied."

SCE snapped up the company founded by former Shiny Entertainment front man David Perry in June of 2012 for a cool $380 million. Yoshida also said that Gaikai will help the company evolve the PlayStation brand from a hardware focused entity to a service.

"We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to something closer to a service, regardless of the device," Yoshida said. "Of course, PlayStation will still be the center, but I think we would like to expand to different things."

The PlayStation 4 launches on November 15 in North America for right around $400. Gaikai will launch in early 2014 after the launch of the PS4.

Source: DualShockers

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