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E3 2015: PS4 Will Not Be Backwards Compatible Sony Confirms

| June 17, 2015

E3 2015: PS4 Will Not Be Backwards Compatible Sony Confirms E3 News  Sony PS4 E3 2015 E3

Microsoft surprised everyone at E3 2015 by announcing the Xbox One will be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games. Sadly, it looks like Sony is not following suit.

PlayStation Europe boss, Jim Ryan, confirmed this in a new interview with MCV. Ryan said that Sony will not be “following the same tactic” because other updates are being implemented.

The PS4 has focused on things like “SharePlay, on things like Play as you Download, and things like Suspend/Resume“, he said.

Ryan kind of waffled on, but he said that Sony is “taking a different path” and that there aren’t enough “software engineers in the world” to do everything.

He then nicely stated that it’s great that Microsoft decided to take a different approach with the Xbox One. He said their “choice is entirely legitimate“. However, he also likes how Sony has made its own choices with the PS4.

Ryan then concluded that having two choices is healthy, but he feels PS4 may not go to the backwards compatible route. He reiterated the early PS3 models were backwards compatible with PS2 games, but “it’s not so greatly used“.

From Ryan’s interview, it sounds like Sony won’t add backward compatibility mainly because they feel not many people will use it. It also sounds like the PS4 will stay the way it is for the time being.

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  • The PC Master Race

    Why add backwards compatibility when their customers are lined up ready to buy “Remasters” and their $10 a month cloud service. They finally figured out their droning, drooling fanbase are just walking wallets who don’t think for themselves and will defend whatever anti-consumer move or metacritic 65 game they pull out.

    Console peasants, everyone

    #4thepayers

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      NO ONE CARES HA HA AH AHA HA AHA HA A HA BACK TO YOUR WOW BASEMENT DWELLER LOL ;0)

      • Dennis

        Hoppsy, does that dude have your number dialed or what? I personally don’t think he’s worth the time to respond to….he’s clearly right in his own mind, so let him be there. He doesn’t affect me, except for humor.

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          I just like annoying him ha ha

          • Dennis

            Is there a group effort being made to do that? :P
            While some of his stuff is funny, and some has some truth to it…a troll is a troll, ya know?

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            I’ve seen one other person do it although I’d like to see the masses join me, Xbox and ps4 after all he’s a douche to everyone lol

          • Dennis

            He has moments of ‘humanity’ – for the most part, almost 100% troll.

            True PC ‘can’ be better than consoles, but the cost difference and the associate up keep is very much wallet draining, and not for the faint of heart.

            I look at it this way; that he has a Ferrari, the associated performance, cost and maintenance ($1,800 oil changes) – and then ‘looks down on us’ because our ‘production’ sports car that’s far less expensive in almost every way, performs very well for it’s price point and gives the majority of the performance at a fraction of the cost of what his Ferrari does.

            At first, I was offended by him a bit – now I just don’t care. I enjoy what I have and his comments bring me hours of laughter. (when you chime in, I almost can’t breathe at times because I’m about to puke laughing so hard).

            But if there are those who will stand up to people that are trolling, I’d love to see the firefight…

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            I don’t disagree with what he says about PC. I’m a PC gamer and my rig is on par with my ps4

            I don’t think I really need to explain that he’s the biggest douche in the internet and that’s why he does it.

            I think he’s lonely and never had a girlfriend so he comes on the internet purely to interact with another human other than his parents

          • Dennis

            Hahahhaha!! Dude, I gotta clean my keyboard and monitor off! I just spit my coffee everywhere!

            So what would the plan be to stand up? I mean flooding would just clog the discussion no?

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            So every reply he ever gets says no one cares.

            That would be the ideal situation lol

          • Dennis

            Love it…lol!

      • A Bitter Grapefruit

        he must be your lover

        • Dennis

          Don’t be bitter! lol

    • Holeybartender

      The appeal of Remasters is that they are graphical upgrades and not just simple ports,same game but prettier.

      • Ben Jones

        That is nonsense. The first generation PS3 upscales DVDs AND PS2 games beautifully. I’m sure the PS4 would be capable of the same thing for PS3 titles if Sony would step up the way Microsoft has. There was never a need for remasters until Sony decided to drop support for backward compatibility.

        • Holeybartender

          Sony isn’t to blame for dropping backwards compatibility,the fans are. At the time most PS3 owners didn’t even want backwards compatibility,around 10%. If the demand was there I could see adding it when they designed the Slim but it wasn’t. Both Microsoft and Sony didn’t even bother with it this time when developing their new consoles,Microsoft only brought it back to win back the fanbase they lost to PS4. Unlike Sony, they need all the help they can get to sell their system. Besides that,The percentage of PS4 owners asking for backwards compatibility is around 20% so no need there.

          Remasters are for ppl who haven’t played last gen games.Also it gives developers a chance to improve upon their most popular games.

  • Rosa Jayne

    well thats a load of crap ive got 100s of ps3 games and would love to play them on my ps4 rather than buying the same game remastered forking out again i always have to mess plugging back in my slow ps3 to play them get it sorted playstation otherwise im going to start playing xbox

    • Duke

      Then go play Xbox. You’ll still find you won’t be able to play those hundreds of PS3 games.

      Nobody forces you to buy those remastered games. You are the one too lazy to connect up your PS3 to play those games.

      • Vamien

        Every next gen console should be backward compatible with the last. There should be no need to throw down hundreds of dollars only to find yourself connecting the old console just to play a few games you like. And what happens if and when his PS3 goes out of commission, should he purchase another system despite having a PS4?

        Sony plans to use PS Now to generate millions from old games. Many of which are already owned by gamers but they cannot play them on their PS4.

        One interesting thing about this article, is how the Sony guy said not many people used BC on the PS3, so if that is the case, why push PS Now with so many old games and expect gamers to use it? Why? Because gamers want to play their old games, Sony just want to profit.

        • Holeybartender

          I never played my PS2 games on my PS3.Why? I keep all my systems just like alot of people and like other people I rarely go back and play it. PSNow was never intended to be a solution for backwards compatibility in the first place. PSNow is a streaming service meant to play on other multimedia devices,not just PS4.The ability to play every PlayStation games from all previous consoles on any device,cellphone,iPad,hdtvs,etc. is way more appealing than backwards compatibility.

          • Vamien

            I disagree. At the end of the day, Sony is still asking millions of gamers to pay to play their old games. This is one reason why the PC platform is superior, because games from 15-years ago still work today.

          • Holeybartender

            Personally,I still own all my PlayStations so they aren’t asking me to rebuy anything. Do you pay for Steam? That is all PSNow is, A Sony Steam service. Pay or don’t pay,Sony isn’t forcing anyone. Anyone want a PSone can go to Game Stop cuz they are selling them again.

          • Vamien

            You chose to use Steam to explain your argument, but that is a strange move. I have been a Steam customer for over 10 years, and I can say that all my games still work after years of PC upgrade. With new systems, no one should be forced to purchase an old PS console just to play old games. This is senseless and complete robbery.

            I’m still surprised you chose to use Steam to explain yourself. Steam doesn’t make users repurchase old PC games, because every version of Windows is backward compatible with decades of software and games.

          • stillwaitingforgreatness

            Enjoy paying for your rental. In 720p

      • Brandon Farringer

        I will admit, few ps2 games are worth going back to play. My shin megami and .hack games are always fun to revisit but I seldom do. Ps3 was different though, to me these games still look good and are a joy to experience despite the newest offerings. My Ps3 library grew quite large the past gaming generation, and I would love to plug them into a ps4. The Ps3 was a great system, but it is prone to system failure, years down the road when I want to slide the disc in and rekindle my memories, it will be hard to do with no viable system to play it on. I only want backwards compatibility so the media isn’t held back by the hardware, if you take care of a disc, you should never need a new one… same cannot be said about a system.

        • Oj

          +1 .hack

      • stillwaitingforgreatness

        Way to go. Be nice to the lady.

    • cromthelaughinggod7

      Where I disagree with you. Sonys game catalogue has always been bigger than xbox 360. I agree I have a lot of ps3 and ps2 games but no way am I going to go back to 360. That shit sucks as far as durability. I went through 2 of them with red ring. Ms consoles don’t last long. It plays better than ps3 online and some games look a little better on 360 than ps3 but that is it.

  • Tyler Kelly

    I love my ps4 the way it is,now it would be nice tho to be able to play all your downloaded games on your ps4 I have bought a lot of games through the psn that I can’t play without my ps3 but if they made it backwards compatible there sales would sky rocket

  • $125882522

    Really don’t care. Never did. Backwards compatibility is overrated to me. If you wanna play your old games, keep the system. Backwards compatibility is nothing but convenience. Meh, whatever. But being that MS made it free was a good business move against the competition.

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    I think BC is a nice touch but in reality I wouldn’t use it.

    I genuinely don’t have time to play the new games that are coming out without looking at the back catalogue and if I really did want to play those games it’s easy enough to buy a cheap ps3 or 360.

    I don’t think anyone that knows anything about the systems expected it on ps4, it’s got an entirely different architecture to the ps3

    • Steven Hiller

      Yeah and the one has an entirely different architecture than the 360, what’s your point?

      • Country Boy Lucifer

        360 and xbox one both had pc architectures……

        • Steven Hiller

          PC architecture like it has a motherboard CPU and ram, or do you mean x86, which the 360 wasn’t. The ps3 abd 360 were both based on an IBM chip.

          Sony is already doing ps3 emulation on pcs with their streaming service, so its not exactly impossible like you seem to think it is.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Cell architecture was extremley complex and absoloutly nothing like the ps4’s or the xbox ones architecture. it’s far simpler to make the xbox one BC than it would be the ps4.

            Are you saying that’s wrong?

            What are you talking about they are doing ps3 emulation on PC’s with their streaming service?

            They stream from cell architecture to device…..

          • Steven Hiller

            No true. The cell processor was based on PowerPC architecture just like the Xbox and it was actually used on pcs and other applications besides the ps3. The difference is cell has special processors for specific multimedia tasks.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            “Cell is an entirely different construction,
            at the hardware level, it may be easier to name things that are not different.

            First of all, the processing units on the Cell have differing capabilities, in contrast to x86 multicores, where cores tend to be copies of each other. Specifically, the Cell has one core intended to control and direct the others, and eight Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs). Both kinds of units are based on the Power architecture, so the hardware instructions are all different from AMD and Intel models.”

            Just a snippet from a larger article…

            As I said Cell architecture is completely different to the x86 architecture in ps4 and x1 making it extremely difficulty to provide backwards compatibility.

            Either way I neither care for or require BC, it’s a nice touch but hardly essential to any gamer

          • Steven Hiller

            That article you quoted supports my position and undermines yours, the funny thing is you don’t even understand how.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Your position is that its not difficult to make ps4 bc.

            Mine is that it is as PC architecture in the ps4 is very different to the cell architecture used in the ps3

            It supports everything I’ve said.

            I notice you’ve forgot about that silly “they are emulating ps3 on PC for streaming” comment as well lol

          • Steven Hiller

            To be exact ps3 games are virtualized on server architecture. No reason the ps4 can’t be backwards compatible except that would compete with Ps now. Also xb360 and x1 architecture is very different. What’s your point?

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Are you saying that it’s not difficult to run a game developed for cell architecture on the ps4?

            360 and x1 do have different architectures but they run from a similar hardware set up.

            The PS3 and PS4 don’t

          • Steven Hiller

            Really? In what way are the 360s and x1 hardware similar. They both use ram? The 360 has more in common with the ps3 than the x1.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            sigh…

            I don’t have the time nor care enough to argue about this with you.

            To say that the 360 had an architecture closer to cell architecture than it does to the xbox ones optimiesd PC architecture is ludicrous.

            Go read an article on it, i’ve got man flu and I can’t be bothered to school you AGAIN

          • Steven Hiller

            Yeah I’ve read the articles, difference I actually understand them. They both were developed by IBM and they both used power PC cores. In fact the idea to supplement a CPU with specialized co-processors wasn’t even a new idea. Its sn old one. Stop drinking the cool aid, take.time to actually learn about the stuff you read.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            LOL right simple question which was my entire point.

            It’s far more difficult and would cost considerably more to have backwards compatibility on ps4 than it is on the x1

            true or false?

          • Steven Hiller

            Its the same range of difficulty.
            You’re confusing the fact that when the ps3 first came out developers weren’t comfortable and didn’t have the tools for tasked based threading. Over time Microsoft made improvements to visual studio that allowed programmers to get better at making ps3 games. That has nothing to do with developing an emulator. Is not the impossible task you make it out to be.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            So you’re saying that it’s not more difficult or costly to have backwards compatibility on the ps4 than it is with the xbox one?

          • Steven Hiller

            Lets look at the inverse of your question. If the ps3 is so exotic it would be very difficult ir costly to have x86 programs run on the ps3? That’s a false. The ps3 could run windows XP and DirectX games using a virtual machine design for power pcs. That was 7 or 8 years ago. Also amateur programmers have had some success getting xbm on windows and running some ps3 games, again using a virtual machine designed for power pcs.

            Work down on cell architecture by IBM and toshibaabd funded by Sony was important and has influenced modern architecture(see x1s motion engines) but it wasn’t as exotic as people make it out to be. But the cells sucess was due to many companies working together, IBM, Microsoft, Toshiba and Sony.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Nope lets not look at the inverse….

            Answer the question I have asked. After all I asked it first

          • Steven Hiller

            If you spent 10 seconds to read my reply I think you’ll find your answer. The truth is so much more interesting than true or false.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            You’d make an excellent politician…….

          • Steven Hiller

            Not really. Every aspect of your question is answered in detail. Onyl politicians and lawyers ask people true or false questions.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            My question doesn’t have multiple aspects.

            Its simple and you still haven’t answered it.

            Is it more difficult to bring BC to ps4 than Xbox one…..yes or no?

          • Steven Hiller

            Any reasonable person can see I’ve answered your question multiple times. No every answer should be reduced to a yes or no because is shades the truth. But ill go over it again. My answers are 1. Its in the same range of difficulty as the 360, 2. Its already been done by hobbyists. 3. X86 compatibility was simple on the ps3 because it was a modified power PC just like the 360.

  • Stephen Jones

    Let me begin by saying that I would have loved it if my PS4 could play my PS3 games (it would free up some space by my TV, etc). having said that, I am hardly crying that I can’t.

    I still have my PS3 to play those games, and if it breaks down (well… I would have had to purchase another PS3 in any event…. were there no PS4 on the market). Should that day come… well, it’s either trade in, or give away those old games (some good friends I will miss).

    What I truly wish would be an option would be to get a discount on the ‘remasters’, if you owned the game on PS3… I would happily pay some extra cash to bring some of those games ‘into the future’.

  • TWF

    Way too hard to emulate the PS3. It’s a very different beast than the 360.

  • hurst76

    Better games and services on xbox one. Simple as that. They provide true value for xbox one owners. This backward compatability and EA access are perfect examples. Owning both xbox one is my machine of choice. Lord have you seen the forza6 pics….1080p 60fps with all those features. Sorry but ps4 is weak and likely getting sold.

    • ccagle

      I agree. Xbox one offers more and has better games. Forza 6 makes driveclub look like a bad joke. 30 fps the best the ps4 can do and wher the F is ky free copy. Ps4 sucks.

      • Abdul Basir Muhammad

        Better games wtf are u talking about Halo, Halo more Halo and a niche market car game right way fcking better

        • Guest

          Ummm what does ps4 have arriving in 2015 ? Cauze there is a slew of the best games ever made coming to xbox one in 2015…so yes xbox one has better games. Lord did you see that open world pirate online MMO exclusive by Rare ? Sea of thieves baby ! Ps4 sucks pal.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Counted ten of your alts in here, FuckzaFailEver. A new record. Keep waiting.

      • The PC Master Race

        Found a picture of you and Failza waiting for games on your turdboxes :^)

  • Tsaki

    People need to understand that Sony doesn’t do backwards compatibility for the PS4 because of the huge difference in the architecture between the PS3 and the PS4. The architecture of the PS4 is that of a modern PC. On the other hand the PS3 has a complete different architecture with the CELL processor. This is not the case with the Xbox One as the 360 had a really similar architecture with PCs. Now you could say that they could run an emulation of the PS3 on the PS4, but that is not the case as the PS4 is not powerful enough to to do this task. There is a reason why there are not good and reliable emulators of the Xbox 360 and the PS3 on the PC as of yet. That is because an emulator needs 4 or 5 times more processing power than the emulated console in order to work.

    • cromthelaughinggod7

      Sony said at first they were going to use a software emulator to play ps1 and ps2 games on the ps4. Those were their exact words. They can do it to allow ps1 and ps2 disc to play on the ps4. They just changed their mind. It can be done on a pc which the ps4 architecture is like.

      • Steven Hiller

        It already is, their stream service uses PCs to emulate the ps3. The choice to not allow it on ps4 is purely a business one. Why allow backwards compatibility when they can charge for streaming.

        • Revolver Ocelot

          No, their steaming service uses modified PS3s to do so.

          • The PC Master Race

            And still manages to be shit and overpriced.

            Andyscout that last week must have been embarrassing losing all your games to PC, having literally nothing to play in 2015, Sony completely 180’ing on their 60FPS promise, having to shill Call Of Duty and PC gaming annihilating the conslows at E3

            Oh and having to suck Yu Suzuki’s dick. A man that has more talent in his left testicle than the entirety of Sony Computer Entertainment making a game that will be better on PC and Sony shilling it because they literally have nothing else. All you can do is cry and upvote anyone saying anything positive about Sony on gaming bolt even after the PC master race destroyed you conslow peasants over there too. Oh and the desicated corpse of a PS2 game they dug up. Really “Impressive”. And all the VR sony showed was mobile ports. Where were the games, Andyscout?

            What happened Andyscout? You can’t even futilely scream and cry “MELTDOWN MELTDOWN” any more like a shilling robot :^)

        • Guest

          Can you show us where you got this information from or are you lying once again?

      • Tsaki

        Yes PS1 and PS2 emulation is perfectly possible with today technology. PS3 emulation is not there yet

    • Steven Hiller

      Completely untrue. Ps3 emulation is possible and easy. We know this because Sony is already doing it on their stream game services using pcs to emulate the ps3 on pcs.

      • ?????

        Really? I didn’t know that. Do you have links so that I could read more about it?

      • Tsaki

        If I see a video where a PC plays Uncharted or The Last of Us then I will be convinced

        • Steven Hiller

          What about all the other games you’ve seen being played in an emulator on PC? Those don’t count? Just uncharted?

  • N-Shifter

    I still have my PS3, BC would be alright I guess but really, all I need to do is plug my DS4 into the PS3 and play any older games I have. I’m really more interested in new games, I barely have enough time for them let alone going backwards.

  • RyanD

    This is funny….now the sony defense force says they dont really care about back compat. I never would have guessed ! Its simple pos4 owners….xbox one offers better exclusives, better features and better services. Sony is robbing you to stay out of babkruptcy.

    • cromthelaughinggod7

      First your grammar is horrible. Second thing you lied. They don’t have better exclusives or even more. It is very very few. They have Gears, Halo, Forza and Fable. That is it as far as original big exclusives. They don’t have any new exclusives that are doing well as to why people at e3 were kind of bored when ms showed gears and halo. They were not jumping for joy. Sony killed e3 as the every website i have seen showed. My friends who were there even said that. Sony fact wise has more better exclusives. Their new exclusive bloodborne alone is contender for game of the year next to witcher 3. It sold a million copies in no time. Sony has Uncharted, Bloodborne, God of war, No mans sky, the order, grand turismo(which kills unrealistic forza), killzone, new ip horizon, until dawn etc. I can keep going plus too many great indies. As far as features I had the xbox one. There features are not better in apps because microsoft doesn’t have a lot of great free apps like sony. They have a free anime app which you watch new anime from Japan as soon as it comes out. Hulu, Vudu. They have a deal only with them where a new movie in theaters currently comes out before netflicks, redbox, stores and even microsoft. Kingsman movie has been out on playstation for awhile now. Why go to the movies when it will be on ps4 soon there after to buy. Microsoft doesn’t have that. Sony does film reminding you their power in entertainment. Microsoft doesn’t have that pull as far as that goes they are a software company. They have Hulu and so on. Services xbox live is $60 dollars and ps plus is $50.00. You get discounts on brand new games also. They give you free new games after sometime also every month. The only thing you said I agree was ps now is bs. Xbox one I sold because it is very slow in downloading period. It’s stock harddrive is not better than ps4 stock harddrive. They are desperate which is why they are lowering prices, backwards compatibility, new controller because the present xbox one sucks. You can’t swap out hard drives on xbox one. That is bad because it is too dam slow. You can look it up online the loading times compared to ps4. Not even close. Ps4 rules in that area. I can even make it faster by putting in an ssd or hybrid drive to load even faster on ps4. You can’t do that with ms. Graphics let’s not even start. Xbox one should for the money be able to handle games in native 1080p 60fps. It can’t witcher 3 is at 900p and upscaled to 1080p. All of the developers like ps4 because it is easier to develop games for and it’s power. They have been saying it for ever game that is being developed. You hear them say the same thing over and over again. So please don’t brag over things you claim that are real but not.

      • RyanD

        Not fanboy arguing. Forza6 halo gears fable tomb raider crackdown and all the rest will be better than anything on your ps4. Its fact and i guarantee it. Done with this discussion.

        • Abdul Basir Muhammad

          Another xboner swallowing microsoft bs marketing. TOMB RAIDER IS A TIMED EXCLUSIVE and is nothing compare to Uncharted. Its good and I will get it eventually but its not Uncharted.

          • RyanD

            Ummm i have the best games in the industry arriving in 2-4 months. A brand new OS and API, free services like this and great value offered by EA access. You have no exclusives worth a damn…ohhh bloodborne right. Ps4 is so weak its 18fps in coop. Xbox one exclusives are all 60fps son. Anyone falling for bs marketing shit its you and your pathetic pos4 dumb bitch.

          • douchez

            Thats indeed correct sir. But you forgot to mention that they also get the priveledge of paying sony horrid subscription fees for everything. Even to play their ps3 games that they already bought !. I have never seen a larger group of people get so robbed by a company that is obvioisly just about bankrupt. Its rather comical.

          • Guest

            lol “no fanboy arguing” but all you have been doing is using stupid fanboy subjective argument.
            MS lied to you there is no such a thing as best games.

          • clause77

            Do you possibly think that no games on your ps4 in 2015 are better than the games xbox one has coming in 2015 ? Wouldnt surprise me if you said yes. Go read what people at E3 think of forza 6 and halo and gears and the rest. Trust me its fact to people who love playing the best games that xbox ones exclusives are and will be the best available…period.

          • Guest

            Looks like you don’t know the meaning of subjective. There is no such thing as the best game just like there is no such thing as the best color or the best fruit. All you have been doing is trying to make your own opinion a fact.
            Just because you think red is the best color it doesn’t mean it is the best color of all time. There is no such a thing. :)

          • clause77

            Are you arguing that zero exclusives for the remainder of the year is better than several of the greatest franchises in gaming ? Keep up the fight pal…at all costs !

          • Guest

            You don’t have your facts right The PS4 still has exclusives coming. I think they have around the same number still to come.

            Also “greatest franchise in gaming” is also subjective.
            Keep trying …

          • umadbrah

            Uh huh..must be why sony isnt even having a conference at gamescom while MS will be there in full to show scalebound, crackdown, quantum break and new IPs as stated at E3.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Look up PGW, FuckzaFailEver.

            Should have had those three games at E3, would have bulked up a weak conference.

          • The PC Master Race

            You mean another conference where Sony will show no games, announce another kickstarter for a PC game, try hide their big remake is not exclusive and get some PS2 game they dredged out of the closet?

            Gimp Lover your damage control has been beautiful to behold this E3 since all Sony announced were games that look and run better on PC. Oh but you have Doritos and Dew now so you have to shill that too.

            Where was Morpheus? Oh wait, the software line up was literally mobile ports and mobile games the reports coming from the conference say the experience is significantly worse than Oculus. It’s Wonderbook 2.0 :^)

          • Guest

            What? New Ips? Are you making stuff up?

          • Ha!

            Recore, Sea of Thieves, Quantum Break, Scalebound.
            Plus another one confirmed by Phil.

          • Guest

            “He” said “new IPs” as in new games that will be announced.
            All I read was that there may be one new IP announced at Gamescom.

          • clause77

            Idiot – no one knows what the f**k tomb raider is. It is published by microsoft…whether it comes to ps4 is very questionable. It is however coming exclusively to xbox one very soon. You want to wait and wait and wait for games on uour ps4.. Have fun with that. Well be moving on to the next great exclusive by the time if it comes to ps4. Your argument means nothing. Xbox is getting the best games now….waiting and waiting and waiting is for fools. Does it hurt your feeling that FF7 is timed…certainly not mine, ill have to many games all better than that.

          • Guest

            Here is a fact for you. Tomb raider is not exclusive to XB1.

          • clause77

            Here is a fact for you..neither is FF7. And another fact..a ps4 version hasnt been announced. And another fact we are about to get it and you are not. If it comes to ps4 xbox one owners will be ready for the next beauty from MS so it dont Fing matta. Waiting an waiting and waiting…sounds like fun.

          • Guest

            That didn’t make a lot of sense.

            But think about this.
            The PS4 has 3 times more AAA exclusives at the moment.
            There are more exclusive. TRUE exclusive like until dawn still to come. Games that will never come on Xbox or other platform because Sony invested money to make them.

            You are talking about Tomb raider. MS didn’t invest money for xbox gamers. They invested money just to delay it for non-xbox gamers. And they tried to mislead gamers to think that it is a true exclusive.

            MS are mostly dealing with timed deals. All we need to do is wait few months and see those XB1 exclusives magically appear on other platforms.(Ryse, deardrising 3…)
            That’s how the PS4 ends up having 3 times more AAA exclusives than the XB1.

          • umadbrah

            Misled like half of sony E3 games said “on ps4 first” in small letters at the bottom ? Timed deals seems like sonys specialty to me.

          • Abdul Basir Muhammad

            We know microsoft didnt buy the fcking IP shit for brains. If the exclusive deal was perma they would have said dogshit for brains. My console experince on ps4 like 1 to 3 has been fantastic you xbone bitches are the ones waiting for ur shit to get good on the 720p box. Your console is so lame it has to $$$pay$$$ established franchises for exclusive deals
            while Activision and all the rest are lined up to blow Sony. Enjoy the your fcking rehashed shooters that are slow migrating to pc.

          • umadbrah

            Just a bit angry ? I would be too. You bought yourself one fine POS.

  • cromthelaughinggod7

    I am pissed. I even tweeted the Sony president. ps now sucks it sucks bad. I refuse to pay for that bullshit service. I am pissed In order for me to play let’s say castlevania lords of shadows I have to turn on the ps3. I want to play onimusha on ps2 in bs 480 which looks like shit on a high definition tv. Man fuck. I should be able to play all my ps2 and ps3 games on ps4. I might buy an xbox one simply because I want to play older games that cost pennies. Pay $17.00 to rent games that are not even worth a dollar for trade it is insane. Well looks like I will be purchasing an stupid xbox one again. I sold my first one because of lack of games and slow loading times. There are some games I would love to play in a better upscaled visual. Sony is going to regret this decision because they will lose a lot of sales as the momentum shifts in microsoft favor. Yeah ms doesn’t have hardly any new exclusives at all but people like me will use it to play older games I can’t access.

    • Abdul Basir Muhammad

      Lol yeah makes alot of sense get an Xbone to play 360 games

  • RyanD

    This is funny….now the sony defense force says they dont really care about back compat. I never would have guessed ! Its simple pos4 owners….xbox one offers better exclusives, better features and better services. Sony is robbing you to stay out of bankruptcy !

    • cromthelaughinggod7

      Why are you posting this again? What is wrong with you. You look stupid for posting the same thing with babkruptcy. What is babkruptcy? At least fix that first. You want to make fun of people but you are the joke.

      • RyanD

        Just one letter dude…no biggie. Thx and relax a bit…owning a pos4 without a decent exclusive for a long long time and being robbed by sony is making you angry.

        • Guest

          “decent exclusive”, “better” exclusives, “better” features, “better” services are all useless subjective arguments.
          Facts is the XB1 has just 2 AAA exclusives since launch and just 2 more coming this year.
          You might find 4 AAA exclusives in more than 2 years brilliant. I find it weak.. :)

          • clause77

            You are brilliant ! Zero ps4 exclusives for the remainder of 2015 is better than multiple xbox one exclusives from several of the greatest franchises in the entire industry. Thanks for opening my eyes. You pos4 fanboys are brilliant !

          • Guest

            Like I said elsewhere. Get your facts right before starting fanboy arguments… :)

          • umadbrah

            Facts are straight boy. Please list ps4 exclusives arriving in 2015.

          • Guest

            PS4 exclusives arriving in 2015?
            Sure. Here are some of them Until dawn, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Let It Die, The Tomorrow Children, Disgaea 5, The new Dragon Quest,…

            Do you want some more? :)

  • Carlos soto

    I disagree. I think a lot of people use backwards compatibility n those that do not would still like the option to do so. I think after the hundreds to thousands of dollars people have spent on these games n systems, it’s disgusting to 1) add a streaming service n charge the consumers another fee to play games you already own n 2) to remaster these games. I would have been ok with the idea of playstion now n remasters if they were of games that were rare n hard to find in your region. But to do it with games that were already owned is just a money ploy. I love sony but I am disappointed this time around with certain features n certain gimmicks that were unnecessary. Xbox listened to there fans n gave them what they wanted wanted which in turn will boost their sales. Sony make an emulation to backwards compatibility n make playstion a streaming service for rare out of region games n see your system surpass xbox one

  • Dennis

    Sad to hear – maybe it’s the dev costs to make the emulator. I mean to have an x86 emulate a cell processor…that’s a pretty tall order.

    Sadly, PCMR has some truth to his comment – Sony is in this to make money, and “remasters” and their SAS model for games is where they stand to make money….not letting the back catalog in.

    While it’s not a happy thought to have no backwards computability, XB1 didn’t have it until a few days ago.

    I’d not worry about it, look forwards, and if people want their old games, then keep the old system.

  • Allen

    I adore my PS3 phat and play my ps2 games often.

    ***fun fact – The popular game called Singstar which is the best karaoke type game in the world is backwards compatible on all ps3’s. put in the ps3 version and then there is an option to swap disks.

  • 49erWildCat

    Remember This?
    “fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360.” Sony’s doing the same. BOOOOO!

  • Bubbachew

    oh dear

  • Bubbachew

    and there s me switching from xbox 360 to playstation because i was so annoyed ythat xbox one would not be backwards compatible. Sony had the great logo of ‘4 the players’. not exactly 4 the players sony, more like ‘4 THE PROFIT!’

  • Bubbachew

    im taking my ps4 and the 20 games i own and trading in for an xbox one before my ps4 trade in value plummetts. Sony, i won’t be the only one.

    • Guest

      lol and what are you upset about? According to what you said, you are a 360 owner and never owned PS3 games…

  • ?????

    Why when they have PS Now? A service which Sony can milk money from you?

  • Allen

    What Sony needs to do is work on their pricing structure for PS Now and to drop incentives. I still think 1 free rental a month with ps+ subscription.

  • Guest

    Warms my heart to see the bitter tears of angry and delusional Sony Ponies.

  • stahMo

    Pos4…im gonna get me one so i have no exclusives worth a damn, horrid subscription fees to play games with stream lag that i already bought, a poor UI with no upgrades in sight, and games running at 15-20fps like dudclub, bloodbore and witcher 3. Xbox one exclusives all announced at 60 fps. Xbox one destroy the pos.

    • Night Rain

      Little xbot with yet another new account.
      Desperation can makes you do silly stuff… LOL

      • umadbrah

        Says a pos troll under a guest account. Truth hurts i know

      • Revolver Ocelot

        Counted at least four of his alt accounts in here. What a sad little troll he is.

      • Night Rain

        Says this guy copying my name.

  • TheManWithABigToe

    Sony thinks many people won’t use it? Haha, shows how much they know.

    • Revolver Ocelot

      IIRC PS3 sales increased when they removed PS2 BC to cut costs. Not saying that’s a good thing, but it looks like the market responded to what was most important in that equation.

      • The PC Master Race

        And it still was dragging behind the other consoles because it had no games, gimp lover. Then they figured out they can bilk peasants like you for money with “HD Remasters”.

        Oh Sony peasants. When will you learn Sony is out to just take your money and don’t care about gamers?

  • sublimetalmsg

    In all honesty the reason why backwards will never happen is because of PS now. Sony is going to look like the bad guy in the coming weeks. Microsoft and Sony both said backwards compatibily was impossable. Then only difference is ms was still going to try it seems. I really hope they change their tune because I garentee xbox sales will pick up a lot. I see my Xbox getting regular updates every month literally. On my ps4 I just got a half baked media player that still won’t play my external drive. it is not plug and play like my Xbox. Plus while I’m at it I want a real media remote. Well either way I like my ps4 but to play old games on PS now is a joke. The prices is not worth it to me.

    • umadbrah

      Sound like fun. Come play some real games on xbox one.

      • Revolver Ocelot

        What games?

        • Ben

          He must be talking of those 25 old xbox 360 games like Banjo-Tooie or Jetpac Refuelled that they are so excited about.

        • The PC Master Race

          Same as the POS4

          No games :^)

  • Ben

    Wow, look at everyone in the comments. RO is still mad.

  • Tony

    I think this is bullchit because ps2 was backward compatible now ps4 isnt i mean come on….they just want you to have a ps2-3-4 just to play all your fav games. All about the fuggin money..i mean yeah you can buy and dl the old games but c’mon the orignals are always the best and some are priceless

  • stillwaitingforgreatness

    Concentrating on suspend/resume. Catch up la.