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PS4 Backwards Compatibility: Feature Will Never Be Implemented In The Future?

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Sony fans were disappointed when it was first announced that PS4 backwards compatibility will not be included, meaning they won?t be able to play their favorite PS3 games on the current gen console. Many were still hopeful that PS4 backwards compatibility will be implemented in the future especially after Microsoft announced Xbox One backwards compatibility.? All hope for BC, however, has again been put to rest by Sony.

According to VG24/7, Sony Worldwide Boss Shuhei Yoshida reiterated that they have no plans for BC. At Paris Games Week 2015, he gave a decisive ?no? when asked if they now have plans for BC.

Back in June, Yoshida said that implementing BC on the PS4 is difficult because of PS3?s unique architecture, making it difficult for the PS4 to run the games. ?PS3 is such a unique architecture, and some games made well use of SPUs very well. It?s going to be super challenging to do so. I never say never, but we have no plans.? Yoshida also said that BC on the PS3 for playing PS1, and PS2 titles wasn?t ?greatly used?, Trusted Reviews reported.

So just because Microsoft can enable their current gen console to be BC doesn?t mean Sony can also do it. Yoshida even felt bewildered when Microsoft announced the feature at E3 2015. ?It was surprising. I didn?t think it was possible,? Yoshida told Eurogamer back in June. ?There must be lots of engineering effort. They talked about 100 games, but what kind of games will be included? Is it smaller games or big games??

Xbox One BC will release on November 12 this year. Here are all the titles that will be supported by Microsoft?s BC upon release so you can see for yourself if you own these games and if you feel envious about the BC feature:

  • A Kingdom of Keflings
  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin?s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin?s Creed II
  • Bayonetta
  • BioShock
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell?s Highway
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Cars
  • Child of Eden
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Dark Souls
  • Dead Space
  • Disney Universe
  • Endwar
  • Fable 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Risen
  • Risen 2
  • Trials

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