Sony has announced that their Gaikai-powered game streaming service for PlayStation platforms will be available in the US this Summer. Officially known as “PlayStation Now,” a closed beta will launch near the end of the month to gather feedback and work out any bugs.
When PlayStation Now does launch, users will be able to stream PS3 games through their PS4, PS3, and Vita as well 2014 Sony Bravia TVs. In the future, Sony’s plan is to expand PlayStation Now’s streaming capabilities to include tablets, smartphones, and other non-Sony Internet-connected devices. Presumably, PS2 and PSone games will eventually be offered through the service as well.
Players will be able to stream games through PlayStation Now as individual title rentals or with a multi-game subscription service. Although which games will be available through the program and when it will be released in territories outside the US is currently unknown.