CES – Sony Goes Virtual

ImageJapanese consumer electronics giant Sony unveiled its plans to go virtual. Both a cloud-based video service, which will combine live TV, VoD and DVR as well as a cloud-based gaming service, called Playstation Now will launch in 2014.
The cloud-gaming service will feature access to games known from PS2 and PS3, across all devices, like TVs, tablets and smart phones, without having to buy a console.

The cloud video service will reach households via PS3 or PS4 as well as tablets and smartphones to ensure the “wherever, whenever, whatever”-promise of OTT video services.

Sony’s chief of Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, had this to say: “In a technology era that is defined by simplicity and improving people’s lives by making things more ­intuitive, personal and social, elegantly combining live TV, video on demand, and DVR content remains the last frontier.”

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