A trio of domains registered by Gaikai, the company purchased by Sony to bring cloud services to the Playstation 4, were discovered Tuesday ahead of the reveal event for the next-gen console. The domains confirm the name of the service and likely some of the rumors currently floating around.
The three domains registered by Gaikai are PlayStation-Cloud.com, PlayStation-Cloud.org and PS-Cloud.net. The domains were registered on Friday, Feb. 15 and obviously this indicates that the cloud service for the PS4 will be named "Playstation Cloud".
An report from the Wall Street Journal yesterday indicated that Sony plans to use the Playstation Cloud service to stream PS3 and older games to the next-gen console as well as allow for PS4 games to be played on other devices such as smartphones and TV. Additionally, indications are that the service will allow users to share and upload game footage straight from the console.
One issue not answered but we'll be sure to keep an eye out for is who will this service be available to. Will it be for everyone or just PS Plus subscribers?
We should find out more details about the PS4 when Sony unveils the next-gen console during an event this Wednesday, Feb. 20. Leaks so far indicate a controller with a touchpad and PS Move technology and that the console itself is powered by an eight-core AMD APU processorthat puts the CPU and GPU on the same chip