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PS4's cloud services are "aspirational", could miss launch

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Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton has warned gamers not to expect all of the features outlined in Sony’s PS4 press to be available at launch.

That includes things such as streaming games, sharing gameplay video or remote play.

“I think it’s aspirational on the device, as opposed to us standing up there, pounding the floor and saying the day this thing ships all this stuff will be there,” Tretton told Forbes.

“I think it’ll absolutely be there for the device, but I don’t know whether it will be there for day one on the device. I think a lot of these are things that we’re gonna do over time. And with that said, I think there will be a tangible example of all the things that we showed. It’s just a question of how deep it will go, how many games it will involve.”

Casting further doubt on the situation, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida also admitted that streaming PS4 games to Vita could miss the console’s holiday 2013 arrival – although he clearly remains hopeful.

“We are saying virtually every PS4 game will be playable on PS Vita via Remote Play,” he told GameSpot. “I would be heartbroken if it doesn't day one. On day one, my expectation is that we have to have all games work on PS Vita."

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