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European broadband issues delaying PS4 Gaikai rollout

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#1 Houtei



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 17:10

Apparently they have no timeline for it which is a very similar situation that happened with psn in Europe.


Quoted Article from Joystiq

"PlayStation games streaming is due sometime in 2014 here in North America, but for our friends across the pond, it's a more problematic affair due to the issues surrounding broadband internet availability in Europe. SCEE President and CEO Jim Ryan told Edgeduring Gamescom that Sony "doesn't yet have a timeline" for rolling out PlayStation cloud services to Europe.

"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 said. "And so that will happen in 2014 in North America initially. Now – and I touched upon these issues of broadband in Europe during the presentation – Europe is of course on the roadmap for that service to be deployed at some point in the future, but for reasons outside of our control we don't yet have a timeline for it. So at a show which is now pretty global in its reach but primarily aimed at a European audience, we didn't really want to start talking about the virtues of this great cloud-based service without knowing exactly when it'll come to Europe."

PlayStation cloud services will be powered by Gaikai, which Sony acquired in 2012 for $380 million. Gaikai, which has been around since late 2008, was founded by iconic game developer David Perry, the founder of Shiny Entertainment and creator of such beloved games as Earthworm Jim and MDK."

#2 ShadowMajestic


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 17:15

But can Gaikai play Earthworm Jim and MDK?


Very dissapointing Sony, broadband isnt an issue. Even Eastern Europe ranks in the tops of broadband speeds and % of people connected with broadband. And those people didnt know what an internet was a decade ago.



Broadband is MUCH less distributed in the US of A then it is in Europe, poor excuse.

#3 OP Houtei



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 17:31

Thats what i thought to. Everyone i know from Europe has better net than me lol

#4 Louisifer



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 17:49

Wikipedia says Gaikai's HQ is in California, maybe its not our European broadband that's the issue.. maybe its high international-ping, from what I know of these kind of services need a very low delay to be even playable.


My guess is that they need time to set up enough servers for Europe and are blaming our broadband in the meantime.

#5 giantpotato


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 17:51

They're working with European ISPs to implement traffic shaping. You'll be able to pay for a PS4 internet package where gaming traffic has higher priority.



#6 Andrew


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 13:38

Not hard to believe. This is going to be an on going issue for the consoles and other multimedia services.


Twice as bad if you take them up on the rumoured Virgin Media partnership. No thank you, I like a working connection :laugh: