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2 years ago#1
At least in physical form. I really don't want to see people complaining on this board about it not being BC.
It's highly unlikely it will, so for yours and everyone's sake stop now.

I mean after all does it really matter? Blu ray is still relevant, and the PS3 is a great media machine with DVD music, and video services. There isn't much reason to trade it in.
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2 years ago#2
Plus the PS4 will be cheaper with out it which is good for everyone
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2 years ago#3
The only thing you're doing is releasing the floodgates.
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2 years ago#4
I'm willing to bet money everything downloadable on PSN will be available to play on PS4, minus games that developers futz up their licenses for.
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2 years ago#5
Also, second post loses again.
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2 years ago#6
monkeyman0111 posted...
I really don't want to see people complaining on this board about it not being BC.


I fail to see any reason to comply with that.

It better be backwards compatible or I'm going to buy the competitors product instead.
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2 years ago#7
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2 years ago#8
monkeyman0111 posted...
At least in physical form. I really don't want to see people complaining on this board about it not being BC.
It's highly unlikely it will, so for yours and everyone's sake stop now.

I mean after all does it really matter? Blu ray is still relevant, and the PS3 is a great media machine with DVD music, and video services. There isn't much reason to trade it in.


Maybe you will change your mind when your PS3 goes YLOD?
2 years ago#9
I'd prefer it to be BC at LEAST with the PS3 catalog.
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2 years ago#10
Most likely senarios:

1 - Most older-than-ps3 PSN purchases will still work
2 - ps2 may work (certainly could technically but they may want to encourage PSN purchases of re-released ps2 games, plus HD releases)
3 - more hd releases, including of ps3 titles (down the line... such as 1080p versions of 720 games)
4 - some ps3 games, especially less intensive ones, quickly ported for ps4, like Castle Crashers, PS MInis, etc.
5 - Gaikai is used for streaming new and old games, may require subscription or be part of PS+

just guesses - but I hope they include as much B./C as possible -- doing it in software (thru the store) just brings them more money, makes their library larger and requires the user to have less devices.
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