We can finally stop complaining about the lack of backward compatibility – at least on the PS4. On Tuesday, during its CES 2014 keynote, Sony announced its latest streaming service which will make all of their devices backward compatible with older and classic PlayStation games. The service, called PlayStation Now, will let you stream PS1, PS2, and even PlayStation 4 games to other Sony devices including the PS4 and PlayStation Vita. PlayStation Now will not be limited to other PlayStation devices, the service will also stream games to Sony’s BRAVIA TVs, tablets, and smartphones. The service will store your game saved progress to the cloud. You will be able to rent games specifically or subscribes to a subscription to play from a range of games without having to purchase it particularly.
This service will be available to everyone in the US during the summer, and a beta program will be launch at the end of January for beta testers.