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Will Sony abandon backwards compatibility for PS4?

#1HakuMan111386Posted 1/19/2013 1:06:24 PM
I would hope not. I can see it happening though.
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#2Impaired MedicPosted 1/19/2013 1:08:45 PM
I don't know, I'm not Sony.
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#3XFactor1Posted 1/19/2013 1:10:08 PM(edited)
Probably not possible. The Cell is not used anymore and AMD is doing both the processor and the graphics chip.


PS3 used the cell processor and NVidia chips.
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#4HakuMan111386(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 1:13:47 PM
XFactor1 posted...
Probably not possible. The Cell is not used anymore and AMD is doing both the processor and the graphics chip.


PS3 used the cell processor and NVidia chips.


So...what'll become of my backlog and my digital games? o_O What do you think Sony will do? Transfer some things (such as trophies) over to PS4?
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#5Neoreloaded313Posted 1/19/2013 1:15:40 PM
XFactor1 posted...
Probably not possible. The Cell is not used anymore and AMD is doing both the processor and the graphics chip.


PS3 used the cell processor and NVidia chips.


Rumor, not fact yet.
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#6RomangeloPosted 1/19/2013 1:16:18 PM
only if they want to abandon 30-40% of their customers.
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#7Banjo2553Posted 1/19/2013 1:16:32 PM
I hope not, but it's likely they will. Unfortunate, really.
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#8ExtremeLightPosted 1/19/2013 1:34:19 PM
HakuMan111386 posted...
XFactor1 posted...
Probably not possible. The Cell is not used anymore and AMD is doing both the processor and the graphics chip.


PS3 used the cell processor and NVidia chips.


So...what'll become of my backlog and my digital games? o_O What do you think Sony will do? Transfer some things (such as trophies) over to PS4?


I don't know about your digital games. They were made for PS3. I'm sure trophies and friends will carry over.
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#9EternalNetherPosted 1/19/2013 1:39:18 PM
I doubt there will be any possibility of backward compatibility without a Cell processor. While it is possible to make the PS4/Orbis backward compatible it would cost them a fortune, and cost us a fortune, and at this point it's just not worth it.
#10blackwaltz3Posted 1/19/2013 2:01:07 PM
I just hope PSN purchases are BC, I could not care less about discs
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