Sony’s Gaikai North America Rollout Planned for “Early” 2014


During E3, Sony announced that Gaikai’s cloud streaming service, which will allow you to stream PS3 games, is set to release in North America in 2014 for PS4 and PS3, with the Vita set to get it a little later. Sadly, no release date was announced for Europe, with the complications of launching in numerous countries cited.

Now, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s CEO Jim Ryan has updated Edge on the situation, saying:

So the plan is to begin with North America next year and the plan is to provide a streaming service that will allow for PS3 content initially to be streamed to firstly PS4 then PS Vita and then PS3.

And so that will happen in 2014 in North America initially. Now, and I touched upon these issues of broadband in Europe during the presentation – Europe is of course on the roadmap for that service to be deployed at some point in the future, but for reasons outside of our control we don’t yet have a timeline for it. So at a show which is now pretty global in its reach but primarily aimed at a European audience, we didn’t really want to start talking about the virtues of this great cloud-based service without knowing exactly when it’ll come to Europe.

We’ve got a roadmap, there’s just a few bumps along the road that need to be ironed out.

Adding, when questioned about North America:

2014 – early-ish for North America.


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