Streaming games: The Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 15 that Sony plans to offer technology to stream games for its next video-game console. Users would play games delivered to them online. The feature would not only keep costs lower for customers, but also enable them to play more complex games on their smart phones.
It would not come as a surprise if the new console included a streaming service. Sony acquired the cloud-based gaming service Gaikai in July for $380 million. It was known for streaming visually intense games for which players would normally need higher-quality personal computers or gaming consoles.
Kinect-like motion: Latest reports suggest that Sony’s new console will include or launch along with a “dual camera” that rivals Microsoft’s Kinect, as noted by Trusted Reviews. The feature would offer motion-based gaming options, as well as a selection of interactive system controls such as voice commands.
Sony has worked on motion-control gaming features before, NBC notes. After Nintendo released wand-like motion controls, Sony introduced a similar feature of its own, but with a more accurate controller for the PlayStation 3: the PlayStation Move. For those unfamiliar with the feature, PlayStation move offers a more realistic and immersive gaming experience