There was once a time when you could play any PlayStation game that you want on the PlayStation 3- namely PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 1 games. Since this admirable time, Sony has slowly removed the function altogether, leaving most people with PS2-less PS3’s as many of the original consoles begin to die.
Over the past year, we’ve seen many rumours floating around that Sony have has a secret firmware in their testing labs with PlayStation 2 compatibility. I, for one, would love for this to be true. There have also been rumours that this function will be embedded into another rumoured feature, a PlayStation Network Premium Service. However, there is one main reason as to why this would be bad for Sony.