Sony has announced its ecosystem of connected devices that can be accessed on the cloud for an unmatched entertainment experience
Apple has the strongest loyal fanbase connected to its ecosystem and Samsung has desperately been trying to develop such enviable heights, but it is Sony who has wowed consumers with it cloud based service called PlayStation Now. Announced at the CES 2014 yesterday in Las Vagas, the game-streaming service will allow people play their games across a plethora of Sony devices. The PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita will kick-start the service while Sony’s line of Bravia TV’s will also support the service, making your living room in the cloud, at the core of an entertainment universe powered by Sony.
The company wants to offer “a single source of entertainment that’s less complicated and more accessible than ever before,” said CEO Kazuo Hirai.
Evidently, Sony has taken the giant steps to unify its cluttered products and services, the PlayStation Now will be the ultimate service that seamlessly integrates Sony’s entire portfolio in one click. In 2012, Sony acquired Gaikai for US$380 million, signaling its intention to play a major role in cloud based services. Gaikai is a specialist cloud technology firm whose technology has been evolved to make the PlayStation Now a reality.
Sony’s cloud service will not be a closed ecosystem as there will be room for expansion in future, allowing non-Sony devices to interact. Users would be able to play full games via internet streaming. If you are so excited about this service, Sony says there would be a limited beta test in the U.S at the end of January. The full service should be available also in the U.S sometime in the summer of 2014.
No details on pricing have been released and you can be rest assured to get it as soon as Sony is convinced the PlayStation Now is ready to break its shell.