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Playstation Now will stream PS2, PS3 games starting this summer

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Sony purchased Gaikai in 2012 with plans to integrate the game streaming platform to the PS4, PS3 and other Sony devices. Playstation Now was revealed Tuesday as the official name of the streaming service during a CES press conference along with details for what consumers can do with it.

Playstation, Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 games will be streamed over the internet to the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita for Playstation Now users when the service launches this summer. Additionally, non-Playstation Sony devices such as the 2014 line-up of Bravia televisions, smartphones and tablets will also support the service.

Games and can be rented individually or played as part of a subscription plan though details on pricing have not yet been revealed.

A closed beta of Playstation Now is expected to launch at the end of January with the full launch coming this summer for the United States. There's no announcement yet on when the service will be made available in Europe.

House explained that the number of games available during the launch of the service will be limited but games demoed during the CES presentation include the PS3 exclusives The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls.

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