Report: Sony Says PS1 and PS2 Games Coming to PS3 "Soon" via Streaming Service

We at TheGameFanatics normally chalk things like this up as rumors and just avoid reporting on them, because we prefer actual facts not he said/ she said. However, with all the recent announcements coming out of the Sony camp, we have no choice but to bring this news to you guys.

Now for those of you who don’t know, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) recently acquired cloud gaming service Gaikai. Gaikai is known for offering the best old and new games streaming on their site. I’m sure most of you are wondering where the correlation comes in between Sony and Gaikai and this rumor of bringing PlayStation (PSX), and PlayStation 2 (PS2) games to the PlayStation 3 (PS3).

The rumor goes like this. Sony plans on creating a type of “Multiverse” similar to that of the PlayStation Store (PS Store) where all of their popular gaming titles of old, will be available to stream to your PlayStation 3. These titles will also be downloadable for a fee, but no details have emerged yet regarding the pricing system or exactly what titles will be on this “Multiverse” first.

This, if it’s true, would be a good move for Sony.  We don’t feel like beating an already dead horse by shouting about the promises they made when the PlayStation 3 first launched, and the lies they told about the slim models.  But if any of this has a single iota of being true, then Sony will win by those first adaptors who feel jilted because of the things Sony has done.

Here’s where the rumor meets the road. We were recently tipped off by an inside source when we brought up the topic of Sony’s latest splurge at the supermarket. Our source goes on to say:

“If we’d acquired Gaikai for anything other than that reason, it would have been a wasted investment.”

Shrewd choice of words to say the least, but that’s not all.

“You’d better believe we’re working hard to roll this out soon…once the integration is complete, expect a checkmate [in regards to the Xbox 360].”

We can speculate as much as we want but the writing seems to be on the wall. We do believe there’s a bigger picture, and feel pretty confident that something concrete will be announced at Gamescom this year. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Phew, we managed to get through this without a cheapshot at the whole Cross Game Chat notion.

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