Sony's next generation games console will be backwards compatible, but not in the sense that we're accustomed to. The PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony’s eagerly-awaited entertainment device, won't play current PS3 optical games discs. Instead, backwards compatibility will be delivered using a streaming service whereby games are delivered in real-time over the internet from remote servers.
Netflix, the subscription-based on-demand streaming media service, has forged a deal with motion picture giant MGM to stream first-run feature films in the UK and Ireland. Netflix are seemingly readying their service for an expected launch in both countries in early 2012.