Sony looks set to announce the acquisition of cloud gaming service Gaikai at E3 next week, with sources stating the technology will be used to provide PS3 gamers with access to PS2 and PSone games, reports GamesIndustry International.
Sony will offer its first-party games, whilst third-parties will also be able to sell titles from their back catalogues.
In addition to PS3, the streaming tech may be offered on Sony's televisions and tablets, bringing a world of PlayStation Games to non-console owning consumers.
Sony and Gaikai have declined to comment.
Launching streaming tech on PS3 could prove to be a testbed for what is to come with PlayStation 4, likely to provide access to more than catalogue titles from previous generations.