PS4 will stream PS3 games & use a “higher fidelity” camera says Wall Street Journal

PS4 controller

According to the Wall Street Journal the PS4 will use a “streaming service designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console”.

PS4 to stream games

The report says “The streaming service is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs”. It’s a little unclear but it sounds like Sony will be using streaming to provide backwards compatibility. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) also states “The new technology [is] to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console”.

As well as the streaming tech the WSJ talks of a number of “new features and enhancements expected to be offered with the new console”. One of these new features hinted at is a “higher fidelity cameras for its “Move” motion-sensing technology and touch-sensing pads on new controllers, according to people who have seen and been briefed on the devices”. We’ve already seen two leaked photos of a PS4 pad with built in Move, touchpad, speaker and more.

Thanks AGB.