Rumors of Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 have certainly been gaining some traction, and according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that it is possible that we can expect the PlayStation 4 to be able to stream PlayStation 3 games, as well as play new PlayStation 4 games via optical disk. “The new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.”
This notion isn’t completely ludicrous because if you recall, back in 2012 Sony acquired online gaming company Gaikai, so for them leverage Gaikai’s services for its upcoming PlayStation 4 would not be a stretch of the imagination. That along with a recent rumor suggesting that the next-gen PlayStation will be focusing more on its playing options rather than merely hardware would certainly support this latest report. We’re not 100% sure how Sony plans to implement this, but it is definitely worth taking note at least for now. Sony will be holding an event on the 20th of February, so be sure to check back with us then for the details.