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80 GB PS3's Backwards Compatibility: Not BC Enough

Sony's support website has just recently updated its backwards compatibility status check for the PlayStation 3. The search engine goes in detail to describe any major or minor problems in running any PlayStation game. Users are able to check on how the game will run on either the 60GB or 80GB version of the PS3, the latter of which uses software emulation, which worried gamers who thought fewer titles would play on the newer systems. Many glitches found in the newer emulation have been ironed out before the site was updated, but we've still found a few games that don't work quite as well on the 80 Gig model. Here are a few notable ones.

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Ri0tSquad3750d ago

Tho im sure firmware updates well make more older games compatible with it.

neogeo3750d ago

only the 80gig model can run old games in true HD
not upscaled crap. emulation can be a great thing!

Ju3750d ago

That's BS. The 80gig model has the same GS (PS2 graphics chip) as the 60Gig model, only the cpu (EE) has been removed. Rendering is still done by the PS2 HW, the scaling is actually done on a post processing step and scaled and filtered to whatever resolution you're running. But there is no high def SW renderer (emu) built in - yet (and if it would, I am pretty sure, both older and newer models would use it, no matter if the HW is there or not).

nasim3750d ago

the 80 gig has been recently released and emulates games much better than the x360 --which can do just 53% of the back catalog.

ps3 owners are looking forward to new ps3 games starting with WOWHAWK and LAIR ---there is no time for ps2 games.

However SONY would release updates to make the 80gig more BC friendly

no big deal here

Hugh Hefner3750d ago (Edited 3750d ago )

Jak X: Combat Racing
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97429
Description: When the user creates game save data, the title hangs.

Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97124
Description: Throughout gameplay, when the user's character collects a precursor orb, the title freezes for approximately 55 seconds.

Ratchet & Clank
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97199
Description: Throughout gameplay, the title performs at a significantly slower than normal performance speed.

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97268
Description: Throughout gameplay, the title performs at a significantly slower than normal performance speed.

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97353
Description: At various points throughout gameplay, the title may perform at a significantly slower than normal performance speed.
Description: At a specific point preceding network gameplay, the title hangs.

Ratchet: Deadlocked
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97465
Description: At a specific point preceding network gameplay, the title hangs.
Description: Throughout gameplay, the title runs at a significantly slower then normal performance speed.
Description: Throughout gameplay, various graphics appear corrupted.

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97464
Description: At a specific point during the Introductory FMA sequence, the FMA freezes for approximately 10 - 12 seconds.

Pac-Man World 3
Publisher: NamcoProduct No: SLUS-21219
Description: On the Main menu, when the user selects New Game, and progresses to the Opening FMV sequence, the FMV does not appear.

Rayman
Publisher: UbiSoftProduct No: SLUS-00005
Description: The following conditions have been confirmed on PS3 System Software Version 1.80: On the Rayman Title screen and in-game "Continue" screen, the shadow graphic under the text flickers. All conditions have been resolved on PS3 System Software Version 1.81.

Rayman: Rush
Publisher: UbiSoftProduct No: SLUS-01458
Description: Throughout gameplay, sound effect audio stutters at random points during playback.

Random platformer ones of note.
Goddamn. The EyeToy titles all seem to have major issues, too.

EyeToy: Play 2
Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97495
Description: The following conditions have been confirmed on PS3 System Software Version 1.90: At a specific point preceding gameplay, the title hangs. All conditions have been resolved on PS3 System Software Version 1.92.

Also, Gran Turismo 4 and MGS 3 have issues... man am I glad I have a 60gb PS3.

Here is:

GRAN TURISMO 4

Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentProduct No: SCUS-97328

Description: During network gameplay, the title performs out of sync from other users.

Description: Throughout the Introductory FMV sequence, the FMV plays at approximately 85% of the normal performance speed.

Description: During various Demo FMA sequences, the vehicles do not navigate the track as intended.

Description: Throughout gameplay, extraneous graphics randomly appear at the top-left corner of the screen.

Ju3750d ago

The point of the website is, to let people look up their title to check if those are running. Why do you post a sub-list here ? Are you afraid people here are to stupid to follow the link or what ?

sandip7873750d ago

actually Ju, im off to bed now and im also downloading and it saved me time for someone to post it on here, as long as the list didnt cover the whole thread. so thanks Hugh

DrWan3750d ago

As long as it helps to bring down the price, the mass market do not care

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