Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D team leader spoke at Develop and outlined the plans for accessing your PlayStation 4 games at your friends or relatives house, just by logging into your account on their system and accessing your digital library.
Powered by Gaikai’s cloud platform, the PS4 will allow gamers to play their games while they download. This should make it much less aggravating when you want to play at a friend’s house. I’m not sure about you, but this is a pretty big deal to me. Almost every time I’m in the mood to play a game, I usually lose that mood before the download and installation is even halfway done.
Neil didn’t actually mention Gaikai. Nobody has lately. But being a very enthusiastic user of OnLive, I follow cloud gaming very closely. I’m sure most of you remember Sony bought Gaikai for its cloud-gaming features several months ago. A lot of the features boasted by the PS4 are powered by the Gaikai system, and straight up copied from the awesome OnLive platform which I think is wonderful.