The much awaited next-gen of the popular Sony PlayStation console is all set to be launched later in the week and the hype around the launch is getting thicker by the minute. Sources close to the company are unveiling a bunch of reports about what kind of features we can expect the new console to boast of and the latest bit of info to join the rumor mill suggests that the company is set to allow users to stream some of the older titles directly onto the console over the interweb.
According to sources, the new technology has been developed for Sony by a firm called Gaikai that the electronics giant acquired for $380m earlier in the year. An online market place is expected to store these games over cloud storage and users of the PlayStation 4 would be able to stream current and old PS3 titles to the new console through it. Old school features like optical discs would also be used by the PS4 to play new games.
The report also suggests that the new console could also possibly feature a touch- and motion-sensing controller two alleged images of which were leaked earlier. This rumored controller was seen fitted with voice-communication enhancements like a 3.5mm headphone jack and boasted of a dual-shock controller design which is traditional to Sony gaming controller.
With a "Move" blue light at the helm and a touchpad in the middle, the rumored controller appeared to be totally 2013 ready though we cannot confirm at this point whether the rumored prototypes will actually be offered with the new PS4. The PlayStation 4 is all set to be launched at a Sony press event on February 20 when the console would be unveiled to the world media in all its glory.