Even though Microsoft is implementing backwards compatibility to the Xbox One next month, Sony still has no plans to do the same with the PS4.
A French fan asked the PlayStation France Twitter page if PS3 games will be backwards compatible on the PS4. PlayStation France was doing a Q&A with Shuhei Yoshida.
SCE Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, answered with a simple “non”. This is French for “no”. He did not elaborate more on the answer. However, this is a sign that Sony still has no plans to implement any backwards compatibility yet.
A few days ago, Sony did however send out a survey to some gamers about what features should be added into future PS4 updates. There were two categories of adding PS2 and PSOne classics. This is not backwards compatibility, but you might be able to buy and play old games on the PS4 eventually.
The reason Sony might be hesitant to add backwards compatibility is because it already has the PlayStation Now service. This allows gamers to stream many PS3 games. You can either spend on a subscription or rent certain games you want to play.
Still, fans want to be able to play games they already own on the PS4 rather than spending extra money all over again.