Do you care about backwards compatibility?

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  1. oldman100

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    I liked to know what your thoughts are on backwards compatibility.

    For me I really couldn't care less, basically I adopt the attitude that since I've just invested in the latest console the last thing I want to be doing is playing last generation games on it, it's time to embrace the latest games and move on.

    However I'm a big retro fan (collector) having retained all my consoles since the very start of time, but very seldom if at all do I ever fire them up again perhaps with the exception of my HD Dreamcast.
     
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    Maybe once the PS4 launches we'll be able to buy a PS3 for £60 like we could with a PS2. :laugh:

    PS3 slims are already £150 for the basic model so not that far fetched.
     
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    Don't care at all, I want to play PS4 games on my PS4.
     
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    Would be nice as I have a massive backlog of games but I'll most likely keep one of my PS3s in my bedroom and if the PS4 launch line up is a bit skinny then try and finish some PS3 games.
    Will probably sell or give away my other one ;)
     
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    Dont care atall

    And no one will be once its out, just people having hissy fits.
     
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    Not bothered. Only PS2 game i played since the PS3 was released was FF12. That was only because I love FF :)

    Never looked back since and will do the same when PS4 hits. Reckon theres going to be a great selection of release games to keep us all busy enough.
     
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    I think someone put it right when they said that when CDs came out they didn't no one complained about their tapes or their vinyl not working in it, they just kept a tape and record player and re-bought albums on CD!

    PS3 games are for PS3 - PS4 is a completely new system and has it's own games. Why gamers come across that they are "owed" things I don't know :facepalm:
     
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    Don't care too much about BC, but I would hope to be able to transfer Singstar and Rock Band tracks.
     
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    I don't care about Backwards Compatibility out of the box on discs but would be nice to have the back catalogue given to us through streaming which is what it seems they are doing.

    Sony have said today that bought PSN content and saves won't carry over either. It's fine with me and gives me an incentive to go back and Platinum as many games as possible.
     
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    I don't care about backwards compatibility, i'll be keeping my PS3 anyway.
     
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    Not one bit.
     
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    Nope.. If I cared I'd keep my ps3. Really don't see what all the fuss is about.
     
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    I don't care for it. No point in progression and evolution if you aren't using it.

    I recently put a ps1 emulator on my android tablet then made iso's of gran turismo 1 and silent hill 1 that I had kept in the loft.
    After 5 mins they were in the bin and it was all deleted. Looked and played hideous!
     
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    Don't care either.

    My PS3 will migrate to the kitchen, so we can still game or watch a blu ray. And the blu ray already there will move to my bedroom and the old Panasonic DVD will go to loft heaven!
     
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    I don't care about it.

    Had a launch ps3 with BC and in space of 3 years used it for no more than an hour in one sitting.

    I'll keep the ps3 under tv for 1st year or so as an over lap period I expect.
     
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    No.
     
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    No
     
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    I could not give a monkeys, people act as though there PS1, PS2 etc. blows up as soon as they buy a new console.
     
  19. mattg

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    nope, but would be nice if my logitech dfgt worked on it.
     
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    Agree and am sure it will.
     
  21. Graham27

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    Would be nice to have the option i guess, not overly fussed though
     
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    great thread. need to link this thread to some who moan about no BC in other threads
     
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    posted this in the other thread..

    dont understand that attitude towards a platform, if you want to play Ps3 games us a PS3, simple.. if you have ps3 games then you will have a ps3.

    did the snes play nes games straight from the box, no
    did the MD play MS games straight from the box, no
    did the N64 play Snes games straight from the box, no
    did the Saturm play MD games straight from the box, no
    etc.. did anyone complain then, erm no.

    only since $ony decided to make Ps2 compatable with Ps1 game that it was put in everyones head that consoles needed to be backwards compatable.

    of course there is the argument that i dont want all those boxes under the telly. BAH, rubbush. its called evolution, sell and move on or keep and enjoy.

    i would rather have a great console at a lower cost with no hardware distractions just to play old games on it.

    in any case hasn't it been said that you will be able to download Ps1/2 games to play on it. so it does have some form of backwards compatibility?

    my2C.
     
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    I would like it to be - but when I think about it I admit I've never gone back to any old games again once a new console has come out, so it wouldn't be a deal breaker.
     
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    I'm the same. For some reason I've always wanted the feature but in reality barely used it. Those who say they wont get a PS4 if it doesn't have it are kidding themselves. Of course they will buy one.
     
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    PS3 will go into my son's bedroom. To replace the PS2 he has for old games and DVD. (DVD is used 95% and PS2 games 5%)

    PS4 will go in living room under the TV. Therefore got no problem with no BC.

    If it helps keep the RRP down the better, as that is more of an issue than BC.

    As will want a second controller when it is purchased as i assume it will only have one. And i bet the new controllers will be around the £50 mark. As if the console is sold at a loss they will not sell the controllers at a loss also.
     
  28. GAZBEROTTEN

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    Instead of an opinion i have some questions for those who are not bothered about Backwards Compatibility

    1. Where is the incentive for developers who made the most popular or best selling PlayStation 1,2 and 3 games to make sequels to the respective titles on the PlayStation 4? We never saw as many new next generation sequels for the PlayStation 3 or even saw sequels to as many games that there should of been from the PlayStation 1 or 2 Library on the PlayStation 3? Supporting previous titles from the past library's in my opinion acts as an incentive to the many developers out there to consider doing a PlayStation 4 new title to there series of games since people could still buy there games and resulting in the developer still making money.

    2. How do you tackle the problem of enjoying a specific few titles from the previous PlayStation Library that have not been either remade or are even available on the PlayStation 3 or 4, if it has no backwards compatibility and not have to worry about extra space having a PlayStation 2 or 3 on your shelf just to play some previous games you always enjoy when the PlayStation 4 should have the ability to play those games?

    3. If you already own a game from the PlayStation 1,2 or 3 library then why should you have to possibly re buy a game you already bought on disc like you have to on the current PlayStation 3? Would this not bother you having to possibly re buy the same game you already own on disc with the PlayStation 4 just to replay it?

    4. Would having Backwards Compatibility affect any of you if it was offered as an additional option which clearly wouldnt affect you playing your PlayStation 4 games?

    5. Would you also not want the simplicity in your PlayStation 4 instead of having to rely on multiple devices?

    6. Does it not bother you having to rely on multiple devices when the current PlayStation 4 is clearly capable of playing the previous games?

    Thanks for reading and i look forward to some of your answers to these set of questions.
     
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    6) it isnt capable.

    Will annoy some people im sure but if really care about it just keep the ps3, If games will be as good as spec suggests 6 months down the line no-one will want to play the ps3 games anymore, fact :D Similar to after been PC, really hard to take the low quality graphics again.

    At least they trying with the streaming thing but imo should offer these titles at a very low price.
     
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    Answered in your post mate.
     
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