PlayStation 4 looks like it will be introduced within the next few weeks, but some news regarding how Sony may be utilizing Gaikai has been claimed.
According to a report from Gematsu on Wednesday, the network of PlayStation 4 will be expanded and will allow gamers to exchange thoughts among friends all due to the recently acquire technology of Gaikai.
The system, more specifically, is said to use Gaikai cloud-gaming technology, which Sony picked up for the mere price of $380 million last year.
The report states that the "Cell" chip, which was developed for the PlayStation 3, will not be implemented inside of the PlayStation 4.
We previously documented what Gaikai is looking to do heading into whatever function it serves next.
Gaikai will incorporate a streaming service to gaming platforms that is time sensitive, but still at the same time, maintains high quality graphics and gaming content.
"Games are uploaded to our datacenters located broadly around the world. They are then streamed using high-end servers to internet-connected devices, similar to the way videos are streamed to your computer, except interactively.
"Our technology is such that we can stream the world's most graphically rich video games and other content instantly to almost any device, anywhere," Gaikai said.
Sony's acquisition, which occurred during July of this year, was driven by the reputation that Gaikai has built up and the inevitable shift gaming will eventually make toward cloud gaming.
"Gaikai has developed the highest quality, fastest interactive cloud-streaming platform in the world—a platform capable of delivering games and other interactive content instantly to consumers via the Internet.
"By harnessing the power of the cloud, and the strength of our engineering talent, Gaikai will help Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) grow their ecosystem, empower developers with new capabilities, dramatically improve the reach of various content and bring breathtaking new entertainment experiences to end-users around the world," Gaikai said.
When the topic of whether or not Gaikai will be a part of Sony's gaming platforms came up, the company said they do have some interesting things in the future that will work in cohesion with Sony.
"Unfortunately, we cannot share any details at this point in time. What we can say, however, is that we're really excited about what the future will hold for Sony, for us and for gaming fans everywhere," Gaikai said.
Gaikai's service will be soon appearing on Digital TV's and tablets, as closed testing of the product will be conducted before the year is over.
"Several closed tests have been run with Gaikai's open platform partners like Samsung in 2012. We will provide more information about Gaikai's pre-acquisition cloud gaming platform, partners and services at a later date," Gaikai said.
With the PlayStation 4 set to arrive this coming Feb. 20th, more information on how the system will utilize Gaikai may be revealed.