Playstation 4 News update from VGN: In this video we cover new information concerning the PS4 Eye camera and its voice navigation features. We also have new details surrounding Sony’s Gaikai cloud streaming service. Gameplay (Splinter Cell Blacklist)

Why was Gaikai not talked about at Gamescom?

“Yeah sure and I’ll tell you why is wasn’t touched upon last night. So the plan is to begin with North America next year and the plan is to provide a streaming service that will allow for PS3 content initially to be streamed to firstly PS4 then PS Vita and then PS3.

Ryan went on to say “that will happen in 2014 in North America initially” before highlighting the poor broadband speeds in Europe, which he says is “on the roadmap” for Gaikai, though they don’t quite have a timeline for it yet. Since Gamescom is for primarily the European audience, that’s why it wasn’t mentioned during the conference.

He followed up that “there’s just a few bumps along the road that need to be ironed out” in regards to the European launch and that while it’ll be “early-ish” 2014 for the US, he has “nothing to say yet” on a date for Europe.”

Source: http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/08/30/sony-detail-gaikai-plans-launching-next-year-in-us-coming-to-ps3-too/

 

According to a product listing on Amazon, the camera will offer “navigational voice commands” and “facial recognition”–two features that Microsoft has been touting with Kinect. Source: http://www.shacknews.com/article/80936/playstation-4-camera-will-enable-navigational-voice-commands

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