Sony: No Plans For PS4 Backwards Compatibility With PS3 Games

Bear in mind when Microsoft delighted an enthusiastic E3 crowd of hardcore players with the huge news that in reverse compatibility for Xbox 360 games is coming to the Xbox One console? Much to the delight of those going to E3, and the numerous millions of Xbox One owners all over the world, the verification of in reverse compatibly indicates that many Xbox 360 titles will be playable on the brand-new console later this year. Excellent news for group Xbox, but what about the PlayStation 4 contingent? It looks as though Sony won’t be following in Microsoft’s footprints on this one.

The choice to use big engineering resources to really allow this level of backwards compatibility is naturally of big benefit to gamers who put their faith in Microsoft’s Xbox One. A whole host of pleasurable and thoroughly amazing titles from years passed will right away be available to use the new platform when the software application update is introduced later on in the year.


Sony, however, does not appear too interested in affording its consumers with the exact same level of playability if this quote by Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer system Home entertainment Worldwide Studios, is anything to pass:

I didn’t believe it was possible. There should be lots of engineering effort.

As part of the interview with EuroGamer, Yoshida is of course talking about the time and effort that has been put in by Microsoft to bring backwards compatibility to the Xbox One. After all, PlayStation 4 is remaining to outsell its Xbox One competitor and has actually just recently passed an incredible 22 million units offered worldwide, so there does not appear to be an immediate need for Sony to invest its resources in determining whether or not this level of compatibility with older PlayStation titles can really be introduced to its PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 designs.

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Yoshida has also described Microsoft’s decision to reveal such a feature as “unusual”, which even more fuels the fire that PlayStation owners actually shouldn’t anticipate any news on this front in the instant future. Still, it isn’t all doom and gloom on the planet of PlayStation. This year’s E3 seen the statement that Horizon: Dawn Absolutely no and Uncharted 4 would be coming exclusively to the platform as well as a remake of Final Fantasy 7. We may be quick approaching the second anniversary of the PS4 however 2016 appear like it will certainly be a great year for the console.

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