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Do you think the PS4 will be backwards compatable?


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:03:39 PM PST
JWK says:
Honestly, I hope it's NOT. why? Because if it is, it means Sony opted to once again use teh c3ll in the PS4 and that spells trouble for PlayStation fans.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:34:06 PM PST
JJ4prez says:
No offense, but I do not want 2 blu-ray players, 2 PS gaming systems, and 2 places to put on my entertainment area. It would be extremely convenient to have it BC.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:52:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 1:52:41 PM PST
Alien Fodder says:
I don't know if it'll be compatable but it may be compatible... ;P

Seriously though, I don't care one way or another because I'm going to hang on to my PS3 Slim for as long as I can. And, as other people mentioned, there's also PS+ which will most probably bring us "upgraded" version of various PS3 games, so it's all good.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 2:36:57 PM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
Oh Sorry, I forgot that were supposed to throw our PS3's away when the PS4 comes out. You know since we buy new Systems to play the old games on it!

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 2:42:26 PM PST
DVvM says:
I do not. I think Sony views backwards compatibility as of limited value to the consumer, and not something that's worth raising the price for.

I mean, would you pay $100 more for a PSQuatro if it played PS3 games? I wouldn't.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 2:44:38 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
I just hope they step up support for 3rd party and indie like Nintendo has.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 2:48:18 PM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
Really? Seriously. Calm down, Nintendo just started getting Strong 3rd party support.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 2:52:37 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
I'm not mad? Nintendo has done far more than just get a few devs backing them. They've been licensing and working with many studios.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 2:55:50 PM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
No, not really. It wont make them go Bankrupt. They need to worry about making awesome games.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:09:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 3:28:46 PM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
Im not saying the Wii U is a bad console. I will be buying one later on. Nintendo has a thing with making addicting games that are good. Next Gen will be an interesting Gen in consoles because its all about Digital Content and DLC with the VG Industry.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:25:15 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
I just hope they do their best not to alienate devs with high training costs of their system at launch.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:26:46 PM PST
elect Tron says:
No I do not think it will be BC.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:35:36 PM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
MGS Ground Zero will be amazing and once again Kojima will help sell a Sony Console.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:39:40 PM PST
Zak Iarih says:
Gaikai
/thread

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:41:00 PM PST
Benpachi says:
If it isn't, it will be awhile before I get one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:42:04 PM PST
elect Tron says:
Exactly

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:43:49 PM PST
Why the big fuss about the backwards compatibility? If you want to play ps3 games then play them on a ps3 or wait for them to be either remastered or simulated by Gaikai

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:36:09 PM PST
Nicos says:
teh C3LL is so powerful that it actually makes your PS3 forward compatible with all PS4 games.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 10:43:20 PM PST
Ham Salad says:
Any console that only has an option for 24 GB storage is bound to fail in an increasingly download-driven gaming community.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:49:34 PM PST
What are you? A fortune cookie?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 11:30:58 PM PST
Not really, all they need to do is support USB HDD. Put a nice USB 3.0 port in there, let people connect whatever they want.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:49:03 AM PST
Donkey Punch says:
It will be but then Sony will take it away.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 3:14:38 AM PST
I seriously doubt it will be backwards compatible.
The PS3 is not, and I dont see them chaning their policy with the PS4.
Besides, I seriously doubt they will continue with the cell architecture next gen again, which will make backwards compatibility very difficult to acheive anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 3:50:45 AM PST
Donkey Punch says:
The PS3 was at launch. I think that pretty much ruins your logic.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 5:19:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 5:21:37 AM PST
We are all aware that the original launch models were backwards compatible - but that is very much a thing of the past - who are you trying to kid?

Sony has not released a single backwards compatible unit (even as an elite/more expensive option) in the past several years - I seriously doubt that they have any intention to suddenly start doing this now.
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