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PSN games for PS3 won't carry over to PS4


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Initial post: Feb 21, 2013, 6:45:17 AM PST
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/21/sony-psn-games-wont-transfer-to-ps4/

It's the morning after the night before, and we're here at Sony's follow-up meeting to answer questions concerning the PlayStation 4. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc has just confirmed that, like for PS3 games, PSN titles won't be transferrable to the PlayStation 4.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:47:44 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Well that's no good. But what is the "like for PS3 games," part referring to?

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:48:24 AM PST
Him says:
So, any game like, say, 'Closure', won't even play on the PS4? Because you could redownload it since you purchased it, right?

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:49:30 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
Considering that the PS4 isn't BC, does that really come as a surprise?

Still, I DO expect that many will be available via the Gaikai service at some point.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:50:10 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
How will it play on a console that isn't BC even if you _could_ download it?

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:50:30 AM PST
Blarg, well I might as well hang on to the PS3.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:51:28 AM PST
Him says:
Emulators?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:51:55 AM PST
I just hope I won't have to rebuy them like Vita/PSP.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:52:10 AM PST
FOGE says:
Thats ok. My PS3 can already play those games. I dont need another PS3. I want a PS4 that will play PS4 games.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:53:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013, 6:54:59 AM PST
That kind of sucks. What about ps1 and ps2 games bought on PSN? Or does he mean ps3 games bought on PSN won't transfer?

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:53:47 AM PST
Him says:
I just hate taking up space in my cave for two Sony consoles.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:53:53 AM PST
A customer says:
Eh, if price is right I am trading in my PS3 regardless. We all know GameStop will be offering a 50% or extra $100 trade boost on all PS3's towards PS4 pre-orders/purchase.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:54:19 AM PST
Same way new ps3 units can play ps2 games via downloading them digitally despite the console not being "BC" would be my guess.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:56:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013, 6:56:40 AM PST
Voice of god says:
Why does everyone seem to be immediately cool with there being no backwards compatibility? That blows, and it's a huge disincentive to upgrade before the PS4 gets a decent library and probably a price drop.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:56:20 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
You had to rebuy PSP games IF you had them on UMD - not because they changed consoles and pulled a Nintendo ( :p )

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:56:47 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I wouldn't care about the PS3 games, but it really should be able to play both PSN games and PS1 and PS2 classics, and I shouldn't have to rebuy those. If not I would be very disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:56:51 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
Because it's Sony, duh.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:57:13 AM PST
Him says:
For the record, VoG, I'm totally not cool with the omission of BC.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:57:55 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
Again, those games were re-worked to be able to use PS3 hardware. AND, there was no way to know that you had previoulsy bought them.

As I said, I DO expect Sony to at some point make many of our PSN games available via Gaikai.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:57:58 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I think because most people know that if they put in the necessary hardware for PS3 BC the console would be $100-$200 more expensive, more than likely.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:58:01 AM PST
Benpachi says:
It absolutely blows. I wasn't surprised about physical games, but I assumed we would at least be able to transfer PSN games to the new console. Pretty pissed about this to be honest.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:58:01 AM PST
I agree completely. Nintendo with the U let me bring over all my Wii VC titles. I don't see why the ps4 can't do the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:58:30 AM PST
FOGE says:
Cause I already have a PS3. I dont need another system that plays PS3 games.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013, 6:58:31 AM PST
Well, yeah. I do havr a large UMD collection.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:58:52 AM PST
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