Sony doesn't have much in terms of PC revenue and steam is very successful on that platform
Having both the console market & this on other devices is very attractive for any company
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This cloud stuff is still a bit risky but it does seems like sony is gonna pull a sega. I'm starting to think that there will be no PS4 console.
lol Then I wonder what EA CEO thought he saw when he said he saw both next gen consoles?
This is exciting!
So Mynd, you think that PS4 may instead be a cloud service?
I must admit I'm torn about it. On the one hand it means I can stick with just my PC, on the other.. Well, a dedicated console offers a real experience different than a simple streaming service.
I do expect a console but if they're gonna offer all their games on PC via Cloud then I also expect a massive drop in their hardware sales. All I'd need to do next gen is buy a DualShock 4, plug it into my laptop, hook my laptop up to my TV and done. That's what most people will do as well I'd bet.
I think in Sony's case it would kind of make sense. I mean, the tech or infrastructure isnt there for cloud or DD only, but Sony can reach a **** load more people with the cloud, removing the price barrier on a console they don't profit from and giving people a portal to all their games from devices they already own.
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PS Versatile is presently putting Sony amusements on non PlayStation mechanisms, this actually appears to be a characteristic movement./
For more seasoned recreations, understandable. Be that as it may for most current amusements, current and cutting edge-i collect Sony need folks acquiring playstation 4's as a substitute for unequivocally streaming Uncharted 4 on their PC
My gut feeling is, going "no PS4" cuts the market right down, on the other hand "PC iOS Android support opens it right up again, but its a distinctly internet ready market only, and it has to be GOOD internet at that. .
If I was betting man, I'd put money on a PS4 that's more a cutdown PC box, which would allow easier porting to the PC market as proper installs, and streaming to other tablets.
The PS4 wouldn't be backwards compatible, and that would be achieved via cloud.
So my thoughts
-A PC PS4
-Games available on both PC and PS4 via PSN
-PS4 games available physically on media.
-PS3 games available via streaming on all devices.
I would avidly consume playstation titles through PC\mobile. If they could ascend the playstation brand above a simple box, this could be pretty awesome.
Still, I don't want to see the 'death' of the home console.
Give me a Gaikai app on my Xbox AND PS, thank you!
Looking like the PS3 will be aroung for a bit longer. With the revamp of PSN and whats going on with Gaikai I'm guessing they will be testing out the streaming thing and if it works out, that will be the big attraction of the, now seemingly theoretical "PS4".
I reiterate "this seems scary." All conjecture till they say whats what, but scary nonetheless, though to be honest, NextBox seems more likely to become a big streaming platform. They have already made such move to sugest they want Xbox and Windows (8) to be center of a grad ecosystem, while Sony is only now seeming to take a more broader, encompassing aproach with the PlayStation brand though I could still see them doing something rediculously rash at the last second. And with the inhouse turbulence, change of command, and current financial issues.... :(
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From reading the thread, Sony is doomed? (How many times this gen has Sony been doomed then? Is that number up to a bajillion now?)
I don't see a problem with this as long as they are making money. They could easily make you download an app to your ps3(no ps4 access)/ps4 so that you have to register a console in order to play 1st party titles on the pc. Turn on your system, run the app, then you can connect to the pc. That way people have to keep the console.
As for cell phones, ect., if they don't have a controller then certain games will just be impossible to play.