Well, we called it. Dave Perry, Gaikai's CEO, delivered a brief presentation during Sony's Playstation Meeting detailing how the 'Playstation Cloud' will evolve over time to deliver backwards-compatibility to the PS4 and streamed, full-game demos for would-be purchasers.
Perry's dream, as he put it in the presentation, is that this service might be able to stream "everything ever," however no specific games were revealed.
Perry also announced that Sony's goal is to provide all PS4 owners with the gift of "free exploration", meaning that the Gaikai will be used to power a try-before-you-buy service for PS4 software that will allow players to explore a portion of the full game (rather than a scripted demo) before they put down any money.
"By combining PlayStation Network with Gaikai Inc’s cloud technology, it is SCE’s goal to make free exploration possible for various games," Sony said in a statement following the event. "In the future, when a gamer sees a title of interest in PlayStation Store, they can immediately start playing a portion of the actual game — not a stripped down version of the game.
"With Gaikai and PlayStation Store, gamers will be able to experience appealing games and only pay for the games they actually love. PlayStation Network and the cloud will offer additional value to PlayStation gamers. SCE is exploring unique opportunities enabled by cloud technology with the long-term vision of making PlayStation libraries including an incredible catalog of more than 3000 PS3 titles that is unmatched in the industry, mostly ubiquitous on PS4."