Sony to offer PlayStation backwards compatibility with GaiKai deal?
Published Jun 1 2012, 17:00 BST | By Liam Martin Sony
is reportedly planning to offer full PlayStation backwards compatibility as part of its rumoured deal with GaiKai.
The deal, which is said to be close to being finalised
, will see cloud gaming company Gaikai supply the technology to stream PSOne and PS2 games to current formats.
In addition to first party games, the partnership would enable rival publishers to make their back catalogues available for streaming, reports GamesIndustry International
GaiKai currently offers Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Capcom releases as part of its PC package.
It is unknown whether any streaming service would extend to devices beyond the PS3, although it could potentially be used in Sony branded TVs, tablets and the PlayStation Vita.
Sony is yet to confirm the reports, with any announcement likely to take place at next week's E3 Gaming Expo.
Earlier this week, Sony's plans to revamp its PlayStation Plus service were revealed
The firm is thought to be keen on the idea of introducing a cloud storage service for the PlayStation Vita and PS3.
GaiKai has previously partnered with LG to bring cloud gaming to its range of televisions
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