Some argue Sony should include backward compatibility for PS4

Is it time for Sony to consider including backward compatibility for the PS4?

Published Mon, Jun 29 2015 9:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

Sony isn't interested in directly offering backward compatibility so PlayStation 4 gamers can play their PlayStation 3 titles on the new generation console. However, Sony wants gamers to check out the PlayStation Now streaming subscription service that provides access to hundreds of PS3 games.

Some argue Sony should include backward compatibility for PS4 | TweakTown.com

There are some PS4 gamers and media members that think Sony should investigate rolling out a backward compatibility feature for the PS4 - just to make gamers happy. Sony has worked hard to create a good gaming ecosystem, trying to keep sometimes fickle fans happy.

If it doesn't offer backward compatibility, Sony runs the risk of leaving gamers disappointed, though with other methods to play PS3 titles - for free or paid rental - I think the Japanese electronics company has done enough already.

Sony initially seemed skeptical of Microsoft's announcement regarding the Xbox One's backward compatibility, doubting whether it's possible - and that it would involve "lots of engineering effort."

Regardless of what PlayStation gamers want, it seems unlikely that Sony will try to follow in Microsoft's footsteps anytime soon.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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