Sony’s president of worldwide studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has reiterated that the PlayStation 4 won’t be getting a backwards compatibility feature. This follows suit on Microsoft recently announcing the official launch date for backwards compatibility for the Xbox One.
According to PSU the president of worldwide studios was asked if the PS4 would receive the backwards compatibility feature and he simply stated “No.”
This occurred during a Q&A session on the French PlayStation Twitter account that took place throughout the Paris Games Week in Paris, France.
This basically means that PS4 owners will be stuck with PlayStation Now as their alternative to backwards compatibility. The service has been criticized heavily for the lack of decent pricing and the service’s inability to update with new content regularly.
A lot of gamers really wanted to play their own PlayStation One and PlayStation 2 games on the PS4 via disc, but Sony does not appear to want to make that route possible. Besides, it would be a lot cheaper for most gamers to get their games via disc, used from Amazon or GameStop if they did want to play old PSX or PS2 games as opposed to paying a monthly fee to stream them via PlayStation Now.
Speaking of old-school PlayStation classics, according to DualShockers Yoshida-san revealed in the Q&A that there’s nothing on the table right now concerning PSX and PS2 titles. So it looks like fans of Sony’s old-school library will just have to settle for the overly expensive and underwhelming PlayStation Now… for now.
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