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PS4: Gaikai Broadband Issues Delay Europe Release

by on September 3, 2013

Gaikai’s launch window in Europe has been thrown into doubt after Sony admitted the streaming service has been running into problems.

SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan told Edge that the service would be launched in North America in “early 2014”, but that issues with European broadband.

“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,” he 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 [GamesCom] 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.”

Ryan also explained that doubts being raised over Gaikai’s release were why the service, which Sony bought in July 2012, wasn’t mentioned in Sony’s GamesCom presentation held last month.

“We’ve got a roadmap, there’s just a few bumps along the road that need to be ironed out.”