Sony Responds To The PS3's Plans For Backwards Compatibility

Almost two days ago we post an interview we conducted with an employee at Sony Computer Entertainment, title ‘The PS3 Plans for Backwards Compatibility – Revealed’. If have yet to seen the article you can check it out at the link above. Once the article was posted, an unusually event took place. Contrary to Sony’s normal practices, they responded to the article by contacting us looking for information on our source.

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ClownBelt2479d ago

I just hope the info is legit.

will112479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Has it seriously taken 4 years for this? Also, where is my Cross Game Chat we have been asking for since 2006?

im-12-years-old2479d ago


if you want a cross game chat buy a xbox and stop complaining...IMO cross game chat is not needed

ComboBreaker2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Sony's plan to try to find out the leakers.

1. Release misinformation.
2. Find that leaker that release the misinformation.
3. Eat lunch with Ken.
4. Profit.

will112479d ago

Cross Game Chat is NOT needed, I agree. However, it would be nice to have when my friends want to play Dragon Age and I want to play Black Ops. I am saying that Sony clearly doesn't care about us because we have been asking for cross game chat forever. Just look at their blog, every time a new update comes out people cry for cross game chat. We can all agree we would love to have it.

seinfan2479d ago

Looks fake. The guy in the email makes the same typos as the author of the article.

Blaster_Master2479d ago

Agreed will. If it wasn't for people like us asking for cross game chat, then we wouldn't even have in game xmb like we do now. Dont listen to these idiots that say they dont need it. Its not our fault they have like 2 friends and dont care if they even talk to them or not. People like us with 100 friends on at a time could really use the feature, and it will eventually be added regardless what the vocal minority thinks or wants. Keep fighting the good fight my friend.

irepbtown2479d ago

Cross game chat is now bad however I like to speak to people i'm playing with. Not my friends playing, lets say Star Wars. But it would be quite good to play e.g Dragon Age and have a chat with people playing Black Ops.

I don't care if Cross game chat does eventually get to PS3. But i'd MUCH MUCH MUCH rather want Backward Compatibility. Not saying Sony can't do both.

ksense2479d ago

I did not buy my ps3 for cross game chat. I buy them to play games especially exclusives and I am yet to be disappointed

Razmossis2479d ago

I had my suspicions about the legitimisy of this story from your first article, this one pretty much confirmed for me that you are pulling this out of your ass.
I seriously doubt a Senior Director of anything (never mind a Sony Senior Director) would write like a 5 year old.

It's sad, I wanted this to be true

trancefreak2479d ago

At seinfan it does and the last email has a different copy paste text. seems like a lazy rushed look at us for hits cause we got teh SONY insider sources. FAIL!!

ExplosionSauce2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

If you have PS2 games, that means you have a PS2 and if you're getting an non-backwards compatible PS3, don't get rid of your PS2.

Raoh2479d ago

why in gods name would you want to talk to your friend while playing black ops?

its an online game.. i need you in the game focused talking to your squad mates..

but instead your talking to your friend in another game?

useful in between games as your about to log on to discuss servers, games, lobby's to log on to? sure,, then after that we speak in game ..

overrated feature

TechnicalBS2478d ago (Edited 2478d ago )

People can sometimes be selfish. It's obvious that there are PS3 owners who would like cross game chat, yet those who hate and appose it would rather be without it even at the cost of those who would actually like the feature. Why? I don't get it.

They even fault them and beat them with sticks for mentioning the idea of cross game chat. They scream blasphemy and pray for their Gods to smite those who even desire it the slightest! Okay, it's obvious that you, generally the PS3 enthusiast would rather be without it but you're not going to be forced into a cross game chat with a buddy. It's entirely optional.

If you appose it still, then there's no hope. The PS3 will forever be without a useful feature because of lack of interest from PS3 owners. I for one wouldn't mind it. If Sony implements a cross game chat feature, then more power to them.

n4gno2478d ago

Only xbox fans ask for bC and cross game chat.

acky12478d ago (Edited 2478d ago )

I appose it, because i'd never use it...i don't even have a mic. Why on earth would i want sony spending time and money on a feature I have no interst in when they could be working on something I am interested in (e.g. backwards compatibility)?

y0haN2478d ago

I love how Sony fanboys say they don't care about Cross Game Chat.

But oh how they laughed at achievements, they didn't care. Then they got trophies and now they're all over that.

Guess you have to see what you're missing to actually want it.

UltimateIdiot9112478d ago (Edited 2478d ago )

Some love trophies but personally I hate trophies and achievements. Still do, they don't add any value other than bragging right or show how terrible your life really is. If I can redeem them for rewards or something, then I'm listening.

I don't care if Konami brings Trophy to MGS4 or not. I've played a great game, beat it at least 3 times already. That's good enough and I'm not missing out on anything because the game has no trophies.

I rather Sony try and bring over Google TV and Skype than work on Cross Gaming Chat. When I play games, I concentrate on what I'm playing, not why my friend believes that ___ is the best thing since the slice of bread.

If I want to talk to friends, I pick up the phone and call. Novel idea.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2478d ago


why should they spend time and money on backwards compatiblility when they could add features that would enhance THIS GENERATION game experience. You people piss me off with that lame ass excuse. If you would have been an early adopter like me you could have had your BC and used it when there were not many games out at first release.

If you want backwards compatibility buy a ps2. I want to talk only to my friends on games not have to mute every single douchebag who thinks I want to hear them breathe into the mic, or sing the latest cRAP song put out and use racial slurs on everyone.

I could care less about BC but if they add it cool...It will make some people happy. If you dont like cross chat, thats fine....DONT USE IT. IT NEVER HURTS TO ADD FEATURES, and besides who in the hell uses tactics in Mod Warfare 2???? My friends and I do, but most people in regular rooms do all the annoying things I said above.

Cryptech2478d ago

Perfect argument for cross game chat is Demon's Souls in my opinion. It has coop but no voip. My friends and I are going to use Skype on our laptops as we play to communicate. This would be way easier if we could just join cross game chat in a party or whatever while playing the same game.

will112478d ago

Obviously you don't have friends... I have both 360 and PS3 and I play 360 more because 90% of my friends have it. Everytime I log in we all make a party chat and play different games. For example, I play Oblivion when my other friend plays Dragon Age and my other friend plays Dead Space. If you have friends in real life you would appreciate cross game chat.

UltimateIdiot9112478d ago

For your information, I do have a lot of friends. Mostly female friends but I'm sorry if I don't have 100 male friends on PSN to talk to.

Good job on assuming because we all know what happens when people assume. So before you run around on your high horse thinking everyone who doesn't want CGC don't have friends, think again.

acky12478d ago

They should spend time and money becuase I want it. ME. I'm talking solely about what I want from my ps3, not anyone else.

Cross-game chat wouldn't improve this generation for me at all because I wouldn't use it. Whereas bc and hd remakes would be nice to have and would improve this generation by allowing me to play games from last generation. Just bought future cop on the ps store and it is everything I remember it to be and more, fantastic fun. I don't want to forget these older games because some of them are worth reliving.

Any new features are nice to have because someone will get use out of it, but not me for this. So obviously, personally, I would have no value in cross game chat.

I would never want to chat to someone playing another game...the very idea is absurd to me. It's like when someone comes into the room when your gaming and starts chit shatting over a crucial cutscene. You just want them to go away.

ThanatosDMC2478d ago

His xbox live "friends" are his only friends... Guess, they're jumping ship but wont talk to him anymore without his precious cross game chat?

f7897902478d ago

Again, backwards compatibility meant lost ps2 sales from ps3 owners selling theirs. Once they hit a meaningless number of ps2 sales, they will give us backwards compatibility.

HDgamer2478d ago

Yohan you must be referring to playing ps3 games on the 360 or free online. You won't get that on the other console.

TechnicalBS2478d ago

Lack of comprehension..

If Sony were to implement cross game chat, it would be entirely optional. No one would be pointing a gun at you to use it. It's obvious that there are some PS3 owners who wouldn't mind having the feature.

Your lack of interest for the feature shouldn't stop other PS3 owners to ask Sony. Maybe if enough ask, Sony will finally give their users what they want.

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imvix2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

PCSX2 problem solved. HD remakes of your PS2 games for free. No need to wait until Sony makes up their mind.

Gosh looks like ppl dont like free solutions and rather pay for them lol.

mac_sparrow2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

To get them running nicely is far too complicated for your average gamer. You have to remember the internet savvy forum visiting gaming crowd does not represent the average all that well.

imvix2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Was my first try few days back to get PS2 emulator running. Took me about 10-20mins to configure everything.

Been playing GOW 1 in 1080p 50-60fps. Gonna play GOW2 later all with the PS3s very own DS3. Sure i agree its cool Sony can make the remakes, but who even knows Sony will remake your favorite game. PS2 had over 1000 games launched, Sony will at most be only remaking a handful of them.

Dragun6192479d ago

That's because there's an actual difference from upscaling a 480p PS2 game to 720 PC Monitor to a 480p PS2 game remastered and tailored through a developer to make it fit a 720p HDTV.

Here's a PC version by a Gaf Member
Then here's a Remastered version for PS3

DigitalAnalog2479d ago

You also need a beast of a PC to run the top settings for the PCSX2. You might as well ask them to buy a gaming rig for crysis whlie you're at it.

-End statement

Ocelot5252479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

PS2 software emulation will never(ok maybe not never) be perfect since the GPU is really difficult to emulate.
There are always going to be glitches and slowdowns due to the vast hardware differences between the PS2 and PC.
This is why sony opted for hardware emulation on the 60 gig PS3.