Sony: PSN Titles Will Not Be Playable on PS4

Engadget is reporting that the new PlayStation 4 console from Sony will not allow you to transfer all of those PlayStation Network games you might have purchased on the PS3. Sony admitted last night that current-generation PSN titles won't be playable on the system because architecture of the Power-PC-based PS3 and x86-64 based AMD processor powering the PlayStation 4 are so different.

Sony added that it plans to offer server-side and cloud services for a wider library of older games, but said that's a long term goal.

This news follows news from last night that the PS4 will not be able to play PS One, PS2, and PS3 titles because it has abandoned the Cell processor in favor of an x86-64-based processor.

Source: Engadget – thanks EZK for the tip.

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    Neo_DrKefka says:

    The issue is the are doing this to promote their GaiKai service. I think they figure it this way the majority of the 360 don’t mind because they do not have a PS3 but for PS3 gamers like me who spent money at this point why would I spend any more money on the PSN if the network is dead and will not cross over to the PS4?

    I am sort of thankful that the PS STORE the new one changed to looking and feeling like crap and I think they did it to get people off of the service. I still got my 10 dollar credit and got it on my birthday which was nice I think the only thing it will have a use for is making an overpriced Mass Effect 3 DLC worth downloading.

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    The PS4 emulating the PS3 solely through software, yes. No PS1 or PS2 support is just Sony wanting to exploit GaiKai and not bother making emulation software.

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    ddrfr33k says:

    The lack of transferring PSN games will be a hit to the console, but I don't think it will have a huge impact.  I still have a PS1 and PS2 that still see use, even alongside the PS3 in my living room.

    There may be some who will find this as a sticking point, but I doubt many people will get up in arms over this.

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    In other news, water is wet. The PS4 doesn't have doesn't have anywhere near the processing power to emulate the nightmare that is the PS3, the only chance it would have is if Sony included Cell at a bare minimum. Though the console should be able to play PS1 and PS2 games unless Sony just doesn't want to put the resources into making emulators for it and plans to just move everything to GaiKai… Ugh.

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    quiknkold says:

    is this all games on the PSN? including PS3 games, PS1 games, PS2 games?

    Nevermind. I just read it. Guess I'm keeping my PS3 then. too many games on it. I thought it would be backwards compatable due to the laser being similar. this is a shame. 

    Still might get a PS4, but this is a bad hit to it. If XBOX offers full backwards compatability, including xboxlive games, and the rumors about it are false, I might go that route

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