God of War dev: With PS4 on horizon, 'I wouldn't give up my PS3 just yet'

GameZone's Matt Liebl writes, "The PlayStation 3 has had an amazing run. Nearly seven years old, this is one of the longest lifecycles we've seen in terms of console development. Now, with the PlayStation 4 presumably on its way -- a reveal expected at a February 20th Sony event -- all eyes are on the future. But not everybody is ready to give up on the PS3 just yet."

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

If ps4 comes with Backwards Compatibility I am giving up on ps3 and 720p.


Because I will only use one. Fair enough?
Why would I keep a ps3 to play ps3 games on ps4?

If Sony confirms Backwards Compatibility on the 20th I will sell my ps3 before the value goes down near ps4 launch and advertisement, add money to get ps4 and play the last of us end of 2013.

I am not attached to any box.

Kamikaze1351358d ago

If you're getting a PS4 and it does everything the PS3 can do AND more....why keep it? May as well sell it to make the purchase cheaper.

Kurisu1358d ago

Agreed! The PS3 will be a Blu Ray player in the bedroom, whilst PS4 will be the centerpiece of the living room :)

guitarded771358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Because some of us have too many devices networked in our gaming rigs. I have 4 HDMI splitters routing to three screens. I have God knows how many things plugged into to power conditioners, and I have limited space. If I can consolidate into less hardware, I am better off.

Dylila1358d ago

the ps3 is the most powerful console right now and the best system to have when you consider the amount of quality title it has exclusively.

Seraphemz1358d ago

I wonder if you will be able to use the same username... and if so, will the PS4 be considered one of the two consoles you can have active...

MmaFan-Qc1358d ago

"If you're getting a PS4 and it does everything the PS3 can do AND more....why keep it? May as well sell it to make the purchase cheaper."

the same reason why i kept my NES even if i can play all my game as .ROM

sure you can always sell your stuff, but i prefer keeping them since ive been a gamer all my life since 83.

NastyLeftHook01358d ago

financial issues perhaps, like paying your rent, bills, gas ect.

guitarded771358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

@ Seraphemz

Yes, it will use the same user name... your PSN ID is tied to your Sony Entertainment account and crosses over platform.

As for it counting toward your PS console count, I don't think so. The Vita is considered separate and uses the same ID account, so I think PS4 will be the same. I have 3 PS3's and at least hope this is the case. Purchases made before a certain date can be on 5 machines.

As for those saying not to throw away the PS3... I'm not talking about throwing it out, but like I said, I have limited space in my rig, and the more wires I have, it becomes a fire hazard. If the PS4 is BC, then my PS will go into retirement like my Atari 2600 and other consoles. I may still bring it out occasionally if needed for a specific game/feature that my not be playable on PS4.

But if I kept all my consoles out that I collected over the years, it would be a bloody mess, and the fire department would shut me down :D No one is knocking on the PS3... it's my favorite console to date, but if the PS4 can play PS3 games to the same or even better standard, there is no reason to have it taking up space.

nintendoland1358d ago


do you even believe that yourself?

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fossilfern1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Well if its true that its using off the shelf parts the PS3 backwards compatibility will be either software based or no compatibility at all unless Sony are willing to ship each PS4 with a shrunk down Cell.

Ezz20131358d ago

well i will own both Win/Win for me

rainslacker1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

If it has full BC built in, like not through streaming, then I may trade in or sell my PS3 for a PS4. I never did it in the past, but I've found I never pull out my PS2 or PS1 to play my old games having a launch PS3, and I might as well dispose of it while the asking price remains relatively high.

@Seraphemz above

It would probably allow you to activate both and not be included in the 2 devices. I believe the 2 devices is per type of 2 PS3, 2 PSP, 2 Vitas. I'm only speculating because i have a PS3, PSP, and a Vita all activated on one account. Someone else may be able to correct me on this since I play my digital PSP titles on the Vita now so haven't tried to use them on both.

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Conzul1358d ago

I won't either unless PS4 has hardware B/C.

Kurisu1358d ago

"I think that the PS3 is an amazing machine, there's a bunch of games that are coming out really, really soon that I wouldn't be giving up my PS3 just yet."

The Last of Us!
Tomb Raider!

Definitely won't be giving up my PS3 yet. In fact I'll be buying a new one when the red bundle with the whole GOW saga and a months PS+ releases in Europe.

Zechs341358d ago

Your list while almost perfect is missing something...

Maybe a little Bioshock, eh eh?

Kurisu1358d ago

For me personally, no. I've never been in to any FPS games. I was only listing games that I'm personally looking forward to. I hope you have fun with the game when it releases though :)

Zechs341358d ago

Ah, yes, to each their own! Ill enjoy it as I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy all those on your list :)

Seraphemz1358d ago

Most of those games are coming out likely before the PS4... and if the PS4 is backward compatible... you will still enjoy them.

Either way, im keeping my PS3.. and getting the PS4 day one!

Godz Kastro1358d ago

I want to get back into sony gaming as I am strictly xbox right now. Go ahead and drop the 4 sony so you can get my business again. Hopefully gaikai offers Backward compatibilty so I can catch up on all the ps3 games ive missed.

fourOeightshark1358d ago

You don't deserve all those PS3 games.

Crystallis1358d ago

why are you strictly Xbox?

Dlacy13g1358d ago

This is the risk you run with announcing new hardware early on. I don't think it will impact the PS3 too much but... depending on how much they show it could push consumers into a save and wait mode.

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