Chad Lakkis of Ripten writes:
"Many sites (including ours) reported the Sony was denying the PS2 download rumor, but were also quick to add that this may be another case of corporate double talk on the part of Sony. The company did this a few months ago when rumors circulated regarding a price cut. They claimed to have no plans for it only to have the price cut take effect a few days later.
So we have one side screaming fake and the other side claiming to have an inside source within company. Who is telling the truth? I could have just waited for E3 to find out, but unfortunately I am not that patient."
Story title updated by author. At the time that I submitted this story the title read as it does above. The title currently reads:
"Proclaimed Fake: PS3 Screenshot Depicting PS2 Download Capability Examined"
The author issued the following update regarding the change:
"Update: I decided to change the headline of this story based on feedback recieved from readers. I also want to be clear that I am not claiming the PS3 console will never get the ability to download PS2 titles -- I am however questioning the validity of the image."