Sony's cloud gaming service, Gaikai, could eventually be used to stream PlayStation games to devices like computers, televisions, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets, said Sony's Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with Dengeki Online.
"We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to something closer to a service, regardless of the device," said Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, as translated by DualShockers.
"Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices," he continued. "So we're considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony's."
Yoshida also noted that the possibility of this expansion is "still being studied." For one thing, it's unclear what control method would be used on some of the aforementioned devices.
Sony announced during E3 2013 that Gaikai won't be available until 2014, and the company said last week that the service will be used to stream a select library of PlayStation 3 games — confirming a plan that Yoshida floated when Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 this past February. Currently, Gaikai will support streaming of games to the PS4, PlayStation Vita and PS Vita TV.
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