With as much information Sony provided for the new PlayStation 4 console, a number of issues and concerns were left unaddressed. Chief among them: Will PSN items transfer over? Engadget spoke with Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida who pointed out that because the architecture and core components of the PS4 are so different from the PS3, items downloaded from the PlayStation Store will not be transferable to the new console. Before people start lighting the torches and grabbing pitchforks, Yoshida offered that PSN purchases will be available in the future “in some form.” This could very well be where Gaikai steps in as Sony’s new Cloud services has the potential to stream the company’s pre-existing library of games to the machine without jeopardizing CPU power.
As the dust settles from Wednesday’s conference, more and more concerns like this are sure to arise. E3 is just a handful of months away and with a projected release date of “Holiday 2013,” we’re likely to get more information soon. Stay tuned to Darkstation for further updates.