The first two things that come to mind when I hear “PS Cloud” are a mass of airborne toxins slowly engulfing a small town and perhaps the most benign post-script ever (P.S. Cloud. Rainbow. Dew drops. Awww.)
Back here in the real world though, PS Cloud refers to Sony’s PlayStation Cloud, a mysterious set of Internet-based services that may or may not have anything to do with gaming, social networking or some combination of the two.
Now, while Sony's patent filing mentions handheld games and rental services (among a ton of other applications), the service could very well be referring to the revamped PlayStation Store features announced a few weeks ago, or it could that new online service built on the PlayStation Network that Sony plans to unveil next spring, or it could something entirely new.
However, as PlayStationLifeStyle.net found out, the PS Cloud website is registered to SCEA San Diego, who is supposedly “exclusively” developing PSN games at the moment. Perhaps then, PS Cloud will be a mobile version of PlayStation Home designed specifically for the PSP Go. Whatever it is, one thing is for sure: Sony has quite a few Internet-based plates spinning at the moment, and it looks like it will still be a while before we know exactly what the company has planned for all of them.