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Gamers will soon be able to access PlayStation titles across a whole range of web-enabled devices, Sony has announced.

The Japanese electronics giant unveiled PlayStation Now - a brand new game streaming service - at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

PS Now - which will receive an official launch in the US this summer - will allow consumers to access popular games and classic hits from the PS3 library using a broadband connection.

Initially these will be available on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita and ultimately non-Sony PCs, laptops, TVs, consoles, tablets and smartphones.

Using Gaikais cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow users to play games instantly across multiple devices - much in the same way they stream TV, films and music.

One of the advantages is that players will always be able to access the most up-to-date version of their game, at no extra charge.

All they will need to do is log in with a Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device, and then access games and saved progress in their user area.

Sony said it wants to offer greater choice as to how gamers access PlayStation content.

"You will be able to rent by title for specific games you are interested in," the company explained.

"We’ll also offer a subscription that will enable you to explore a range of titles."

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