Sony announced today that the service based on its acquisition of game streaming service Gaikai will be called PlayStation Now and will eventually stream PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games "from the cloud." Sony executive Andrew House made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week in Las Vegas.
Sony promises that the game streaming service will give PS4 owners "instant access to the games they loved from previous generations." The service will allow for individual rentals of games or subscription plans. Initially PlayStation Now will only be available on PS4, but Sony plans to roll out support for PS3 and PS Vita at a later date.
The selection of games will also be fairly limited at launch, with Sony only revealing a few titles available when the service launches this summer: The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension and Puppeteer. In addition to landing on PlayStation devices, the service will also be made available to newer Bravia HDTVs.
The service is the first fruits of an acquisition deal in 2012 when the company bought streaming service Gaikai for $380 million.