With Microsoft announcing backwards compatibility between the Xbox One and Xbox 360, gamers eagerly anticipated Sony to make the PlayStation 4 backwards compatible with the PS3, much to their dismay...
PlayStation Europe boss, Jim Ryan, has confirmed that the PS4 will not be backwards compatible with the PS3, stating in an interview
with MCV that Sony will not be "following the same tactic" as Microsoft. He specifically stated:
“We are just taking a different path. To the extent that you are investing in software technology -- which is what this is, it’s delivered through software not through hardware ---we are trying to commit our resources and put our emphasis on delivering on the promises we made right at the start of this whole PS4 thing, to be the forward-looking, socially-connected console.”
Apparently, few gamers actually make use of such functionality, making the investment not worthwhile:
“We have experience of backwards compatibility. The earliest PS3 model was backwards compatible with PS2, and it is a much requested feature… but actually it’s not so greatly used.”
Sony is supposedly happy about the decision to make the PS4 not backwards compatible with the PS3 and won’t be defensive about it. Do you want it to change its mind?
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