We’ve all been wondering, since Sony purchased Gaikai for $380 million back in 2012, just what it would be doing with the game streaming service.
Today, Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced PlayStation Now. The service will allow PlayStation games to be played on a variety of devices, including smartphones and even compatible Bravia televisions in addition to the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PlayStation 3.
The official Twitter account for Sony’s PlayStation arm added this tweet:
Stream games like The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls to various devices with PlayStation Now. Watch live: http://t.co/kxxym9FL27
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 7, 2014
At launch, the service will have a fairly limited number of games available, but House confirmed that this last year’s critical darling The Last of Us will be among the titles available.
A beta is starting in January in the US with the expectation of a full release summer of this year.
The questions that remain to be answered for this developing story are how pricing will work and how much latency will affect the quality of the service.