WSJ: The PlayStation 4 Will Stream Video Games

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony's next PlayStation, which is expected to be announced on February 20th, will include a new technology that'll allow it to stream video games. Yep, streaming to play.

Sony bought streaming game service Gakai last year and will let PS4 users play games over the Internet. According to the WSJ:

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.

Streaming games would be a new feature that video game consoles haven't seen yet. It'll be interesting to see how Sony balances games on optical discs and games for streaming. [WSJ]