Gaikai: PS4 Able To Play PS3 Games And Optical Discs

Feb 18, 2013, Feature, News, PS4 By Charly Pierre

Last week Wall Street Journal reported that the Playstation 4 will be capable of streaming the PlayStation 3 games. Today, According to  the Wall Street Journal, the  PS4 Will Be Able To Play PS3 Games And Optical Discs. Not only that, but the PS4 will also interact heavily with social services,  and allow you to upload  video directly  on YouTube.

WSJ says this:

Since the acquisition [of Gaikai in July of 2012 for $380 million], Sony has been investing heavily to prepare Gaikai’s technology to enhance its new console, the people familiar with Sony’s plans said. Sony has been preparing the technology to be used to allow users to play current PlayStation 3 games on the device, making a broader array of titles available at the outset, these people said. The new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.


The new PlayStation also will allow players to share achievements on social networks through smoother links to Facebook or Twitter, while also enabling aspects such as sharing footage of game play online through YouTube, people familiar with Sony’s plans said. Sony’s new console may also allow users to compete against others using different hardware, such as smartphones and other portable devices, those people said.

The Playstation 4 will be reveal on Wednesday,  February 20th in New York city. Leave a comment let us what you think about this speculation

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8 Responses to “Gaikai: PS4 Able To Play PS3 Games And Optical Discs”

  1. Javier says:

    that´s great news if we can play playstation 3 game!

  2. A2J89 says:

    That is Great, this means I don’t have to try and sell my PS3 games when the PS4 comes out.

  3. MakoLion09 says:

    Maybe it will also be PS2 compatible if it is SONY will win the console wars, With its supposed price, and maybe complete backwards compatibility, and free online, along with top of the line hardware. It’ll be the king of consoles until the PS5 comes out

  4. RealKRone88 says:

    Now my mind has been changed. I will consider getting a PS4. Although I do wonder about optical disks.

  5. alekhine says:

    awts is pain in my pocket why becaused my ps3 was brand new and i buy it in nov 21 2012 and now the ps4 was realesed what should i do in my ps3 it was complicated to buy a ps4 and leave my ps3 behind of the edge oh if i listened to my mothers advice to not a buy ps3 but wait for the realesed of ps4 oh such a dillema anyway for solution that problem is not to buy a ps4 why becaused i cant leave my brand new ps3 my mothers gift to me on my last birthday last years

  6. PoppaJim45 says:

    How long until people learn to hack the games and freeze our PlayStation or hack into our accounts again leaving us on another long road of waiting until its fixed? I went three months without my PlayStation because of hackers and I got a lousy game for free. Sorry you couldn’t play your game here have a sock that talks come on Sony I love this system take care of us!!!!

  7. PoppaJim45 says:

    I play Socom Confrontation and players freeze rooms have cheat moves and weapons just ruining the game for these players that just want to have fun what can we do for this not to happen on the new PS4??? Everyday somebody in the gaming world is thinking more then you guys on how to break in and mess with all the great titles you come up with! How to hack your system if I pay 400 for a system it better be safe from all this.

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