Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PS Cloud: Sony Patents multiple featuers of PS Cloud

Sony Computer Entertainment recently patented the features on their PS Cloud or PS4. It was patente March 24 the day after On-Live was debuted. Sony says that this is "entertainment services, namely, providing an online videogame that users may access through the internet". This is a small glimpse in what is in the patent.

Internet based servers will be able to stream music, videos, movies, games, and even programs to your system, computer, or hand held (cell phone). The server is very similar to On-Live, All games are stored on servers that would stream to you as quoted "On Demand." with virtually no lag time.

The patent mentions a rental on server memory for Computer Apps, so a person will be able to rent editing apps. i.e. Photoshop, Firework, Final Cut or Sony Vegas, from their computer or PS, on an on demand basis. "On Demand" will also feature downloadable Magazines, Books, and Newspapers in the area of Music, Video and Games. It also says the the audio and video may be pre-encoded, so what does this mean? Well it may mean that it is automatic play so there would be no buffering on games, music or video/movies http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77697735

TechRadar spoke with a SCEE rep this morning who declined to comment on the story.

[Source]-Sony PS:Cloud Patent
[Source]-TechRadar:Is the PS Cloud the PlayStation 4?