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Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Erik Johnson
Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Playstation game streaming service Gaikai may eventually alllow users access to content on devices outside of Sony's gaming hardware, such as smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions.

Speaking in a Dengeki Online interview translated by DualShockers, Sony Computer Entertainment's president Shuhei Yoshida explained that the company's ultimate goal is to provide consumers the ability to play Playstation games across all devices.

"We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to something closer to a service, regardless of the device," Yoshida said.

"Speaking of the ultimate goal, we would like to deliver PlayStation games to all devices. So we're considering various things like PC, TVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets. We hope to continue to expand not only to Sony devices, but even to devices other than Sony's."

Yoshida added that it's unclear how the service would be properly implemented on some of the aforementioned devices, noting that the potential expansion is "still being studied."

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