Report: Sony Says PS1 and PS2 Games Coming to PS3 “Soon” via Streaming Service

We at TheGameFanatics normally chalk things like this up as rumors and just avoid reporting on them, because we prefer actual facts not he said/ she said. However, with all the recent announcements coming out of the Sony camp, we have no choice but to bring this news to you guys.

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WeskerChildReborned2692d ago

Well their are already PS1 and PS2 classics but if they can get all PS1 and PS2 games, that would be awesome.

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fr0sty2692d ago

If they took a large library of PS1/PS2 games and made them free to stream on PS+, I'd be all over that. They wouldn't be able to get every game, due to licensing issues, however they could get most of them.

Tapioca Cold2692d ago

And when all you self assumed emtitlement sissies realize it won't be free you willall be on here whining like three year olds. ye... can't wait for that!!!

Raf1k12692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

He's talking about PS+ which is a paid service. Of course they won't be completely free since you have to pay for PS+ but having those games as part of PS+ is a really good idea IMO as I was going to post the same thing.

MaxXAttaxX2692d ago

Just a guess. Or maybe only certain features or deals will be available.

Proxy2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

The various ways to play PS1 and PS2 games keeps growing.

sikbeta2691d ago

This is just a rumor, right? I don't want to get super-hyped and then. BAM! reality :(

*plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true. plz be true.*

humbleopinion2691d ago

Free? The whole point is charging the users for the service. They need to recoup the costs of a 380$M Gaikai acquisition.

I guess they will do the same for the PS4: Unlike the PS3 where backwards compatibility was removed only after some time, the PS4 will probably not play any of our current PS3 retail games. But they will probably all be available to stream - considering we are willing to pay for them again. That's a pretty big catalog

inveni02691d ago

While this would be awesome (if included as part of PS+), I'm hoping that the Gaikai acquisition IS the PS4, and that we just use our PS3 to play Naughty Dog team 1's next game, on some super computer that is infinitely upgradeable over time. It makes sense (all of the First Party studios Sony has been acquiring). It would be a smart move. While Microsoft and Nintendo are trying to push $250-$500 new hardware, Sony will be saying, "Buy a PS3 for $200 and get a BluRay player, 3D, the entire PS3 library, PLUS the future of gaming, always at your finger tips."

They'd never have to do a price drop again. As the PS3 became cheaper and cheaper to make, they'd just make more and more money on it. It would always be $200, and it would always be top of the line.

fr0sty2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

There is nothing free about PS+, Sony making $50/yr off each player would help cover costs. As far as this being PS4, streaming gaming isn't at the point yet where it can replace a console. Latency is still too high, especially for shooters. People complained about killzone's 133ms latency from the time you pressed a button until you saw it react... and that was running locally! You'll be adding a minimum of that much onto any game streamed over the internet.

I_am_Batman2691d ago

That's a great idea. If it's true I would get a PS+ acc immediately. The only thing I'm worried about is if it would work with my Internet connection.

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Persistantthug2692d ago

I'm totally all over that. :)

slayorofgods2692d ago

All the classics still need to be re-licensed. This will probably only give cross platform options to psn purchases. i.e. ps1 & 2 classics purchased on a ps3 can be streamed on a ps4.

NonApplicable2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Playstation offer more than enough content for PS+ as it is. Sony should provide this as separate service. Entitlement is exactly what this is if people think they deserve this for free or on PS+.

gokuss1220022691d ago

You're right.
With that being said, I really hope that there's some sort of offers for ps+. Maybe the game trials can be extended to two hours and/or utilized with this service. In addition, I would like for their to be ps+ discounts on prepaid subscriptions to this service...
Deep down though, it would be very awesome if plus users got to stream for free

violents2691d ago

Why does everyone keep saying that people are acting entitled? No one said they should provide the service for free I think one guy said that it would be cool if they offered it to ps+ subscribers as part of the subscription, and i for one would like that but i cant imagine that to be a viable option being as they just spent 380 million to get it, or this could be the thing to get all those psn accounts to go ps+.

Only time will tell. So stop trying to jump on people for being "entitled" because all you doing it fanning flames that no one started but you.

tommygunzII2689d ago

I agree. Just subscribed to PS+ last month and already have 13 free games. It is currently the best deal in gaming. I love it

gintoki7772692d ago

Would I be able to insert old ps2 games and get them as a download for free? Probably

Ser2692d ago

Wouldn't that be the ultimate? I would pay for that kind of service.

gintoki7772691d ago

The point is not to pay for things you already own...

violents2691d ago

That would be awsome, and i acctually said that on another thread.

Ser2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Well, let's be realistic here. They're not going to let you have that kind of perk for free. It is a business after all.

I'd be happy with just having the option to pay for it.

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clover0072692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

I have a feeling that this might actually be exclusive to PS4.

Wait, wait.. before you thumbs down my comment let me explain why I think so. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS FEATURE FOR MY PS3.

But I think it would be a better business decision for Sony to make this exclusive to PS4. We know how backward compatibility did not go too well for the early PS3. I know alot of people (like me) don't mind paying the extra money but it WAS expensive.

I believe Sony is looking to lower the cost of the PS4. Hey these days (economy or what-not), $600 is too expensive. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying over $700 for the new PS4 (which will have some amazing features), but Sony won't make the same mistakes this time around.

PS3 was the most and still is the most powerful console ever. But early version with backwards compatibility was just too expensive. Sony is looking to fix that with Cloud Based gaming.

Cannot wait to see where Sony goes with this idea. And also can you imagine if Sony starts doing something like Onlive, where you can rent/buy Cloud based games for PS3 and PSP (Vita) with cheaper price!! ^_^

Edward752691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Bubble up, would be so smart of Sony to do this. ALL of what you say makes sense. Let's just hope the higher ups in the company see it that way. It would give a boost to buying the new system day 1. Not to mention the cost reduction from going BC that way. The ONLY downside for Sony, or any company that uses this is the fact that many people don't want to be online 24/7, or don't have the ability to be. But it is still all good!
Edit... Please please don't bring this to the PS3, use it to get a jump on the next gen system. It would help your company ALOT more if you did it that way. Granted it would be nice for gamers RIGHT NOW, but please be smart.

Agent_00_Revan2691d ago

There is no way they could implement this into the Ps3 in time. They Just bought the company. It'll take a good while to come up with a plan on how to use it, programming, licencing all the games, and finally implementation. This is something for the PS4. And while it's sad we won't see it this generation, it is another in the growing reasons why we should be excited for the next.

lilbrat232691d ago

I would love ALL PS1 and PS2 games on the Vita as well :-)

WeskerChildReborned2691d ago

Yea that would be sweet and they could use the back of the Vita for R2/L2 and the touch for L3/R3

sorceror1712691d ago

I dunno. I like my PS3 a lot, but networking has never been its strongest point. Downloads from the PSN take *way* longer than similar sizes on my PC. It's better since I ran a wire to it and I'm no longer using Wifi, but... I'm not sure what kind of speed I'd get with a streaming setup.

t0mmyb0y2691d ago

Wired will always be faster than wireless. My PS3 has always been wired. The Wii can have the wireless because it's kinda bunko anyways :)

t0mmyb0y2691d ago

They'd make a killing haah

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opinska2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

that would be a perfect move for sony if done right! PS2 titles to download and stream? Hell yeah! There are so many Ps2 titles I wish to play with my no backward compatibility Ps3... so I would buy a bunch if the Ps2 games are available for download.

JBSleek2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

If true I have been saying that since day one and everyone acted like I disrespected Sony.

It is easier to stream older games that are less graphical and will take up less bandwith. No need to stream huge AAA titles that will eat away at your data cap very quickly. We aren't ready for such a future yet.

Now, this is far from BC since you are buying the games so everyone needs to stop saying this is BC because that would mean I don't have to buy the games over again which you would have to. It is just a work around.

No playing PS4 games on PS3...That never made sense anyway.

Irishguy952692d ago

I just hope they look good on HD monitors, it's one thing I can't stand about playing on my Ps2 and Wii these days.

sashimi2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

well thats why i still keep a old SD tv w/ a ps2 plugged in laying around and that won't be changing anytime soon unless it breaks ofcourse

SilentNegotiator2692d ago

Don't hold your breath. They would have to remaster every title individually to run at higher resolutions natively.

LNDCalling2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

@SilentNegotiator Please explain how I can literally put a PS1/PS2 disc in my PC and/or via a direct rip of same, play the game on my PC at huge resolutions via an emulator even with all the overheads there are on a PC?

This is of course very easily possile with Gaikai running emulators on their server!

Naitive.. maybe not, but I'm hard pressed to see a difference when playing a PS1/2 game running at 1080p.

Persistantthug2692d ago

Are PS1 games in the store remastered?

SilentNegotiator2691d ago

Sony isn't going to use half-assed emulation for its title streaming.

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Capt-FuzzyPants2692d ago

If its the whole catalog I'll finally be able to play Dark Cloud 2 again. I never beat i for some reason and my brother gave it to somebody years ago. But I loved what I played of it so much that its one of my favorite games.

Moncole2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Since its not a PS2 classic it most probably won't be up to stream. And if its your so called favorite game you would buy it for PS2 again, I am sure you can find a place that sells it.

ThatOneGuyThere2692d ago

you can get a used ps2 for like 20 bucks almost anywhere...its not that hard...

Capt-FuzzyPants2692d ago

I still have my PS2. I never got rid of it and I still use it to do my yearly playthroughs of Kingdom Hearts 1 or 2 and sometimes Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist of the Roses. That game is so fun to play with friends and cheat codes.But anyway I can't ever find DC2 in any of the gamestops around and I just never bothered to buy it online.