PlayStation Now Game Streaming May End Up In Your Web Browser

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We know that PlayStation Now is set to stream our favorite PlayStation 1, 2 & 3 games to a ton of devices. When you consider GaiKai‘s pedigree and the fact that they released a series of demo videos showing high-end games running in the browser (below) things start to become a bit more interesting.

 

There’s also the forgotten fact that the domain name playstation-cloud.org was registered by GaiKai on behalf of Sony just before the PS4 reveal; hypothetically this could translate into PlayStation Now running in the browser. The above video showcases quality browser-based gameplay, and that was before Gaikai was backed by Sony and supported by Rackspace.

I’m certain there will be a dedicated app for the service on PS4, PS3, Vita, and other devices, but deploying PS Now via browser would also open up the PC as a potential platform. Gaikai browser-based game streaming hasn’t “taken off” in a general sense, but with the PlayStation brand behind it; it very well may.

Seeing the overall quality of what Gaikai was able to offer in the past working with the Origin service, I feel that  their new found position with Sony may lead to further elaboration of streaming PlayStation games via web browser. Of course, this is all speculation. But the fact that Gaikai has streamed games via web browser in the past leads us to believe it just may be a possibility. We’ve reached out to Gaikai for further clarification on the possibility of PlayStation Now running in a web browser. We’ll update when we receive a response.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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  • dapaintrain

    The main thing about plus that no one has mentioned is how much bandwidth will be required.

    The main concern with bandwidth is that allot of home ADSL accounts especially here in Australia have monthly data caps some can be as low as 20 GBs while most now sit at around 50 – 200GBs per month depending on how much you are willing to pay. So looking at ps now it seems that a game like gta V being played though in one month would chew up your entire monthly data cap due to having to play it for 24 + hours to finish the game.

    Also global roll out will be slow and may not be completed for quite some time maybe years.