Fans have expressed their displeasure that the PS4 is not backward compatible with its sibling the PlayStation 3. Sony has listened to its fans feedback and announced at the Consumer Electronics Show PlayStation Now, a cloud service that allows gamers to stream PS3 games to the PlayStation 4.
“PS Now will deliver a variety of popular PlayStation®3 (PS3™) game titles*1 first on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PS3 systems, followed by the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system.”
PlayStation Now will be powered by Gaikai that Sony purchased in 2012 for $380 million.
If you own the disc or digital-based games from the PlayStation, PS2, and PS3 you will have to repurchase the titles on the PS4.
PlayStation Now will launch in the US this summer and there will be a service charge similar to Netflix.