Sony Offers PlayStation Now At CES 2014
When the Great Console Wars ended in 2013, we were left with Sony’s PlayStation 4 [selling four million units so far] as the victor over Microsoft’s Xbox One [three million units] but now that it’s 2014, Sony is already moving on to their next project announced at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – specifically, Sony PlayStation Now – a cloud gaming service that potentially makes owning video game hardware obsolete in a Blockbuster Video sort of way. Sony purchased cloud gaming service Gaikai in 2012 and is now using their resources combined with Sony’s library of video titles to begin the foundation of PlayStation Now with a beta test scheduled for February and expected rollout of the service in the USA of Summer 2014.
Although internet connectivity speeds will be the major factor determining Sony PlayStation Now’s ultimate success, among the benefits to the service are support for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games, availability to 2014 Sony Bravia televisions, 720p streaming resolution, games can be saved on the cloud and multiplayer availability.
The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show [CES] runs through January 10 at the various locations in Las Vegas, Nevada.