Shuhei Yoshida confirms PS3 digital titles 'won't transfer' to PS4
Posted: 21.02.2013 15:57 by Simon Priest Comments: 12
Painful truth for those with an extensive digital catalogue on PlayStation 3 through PlayStation Network as Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admits, as of now, they won't transfer.

PS3 titles are already admitted to not be supported by PS4, although they'd try to get them playable "in some form." Their architecture is vastly different, so PS3 games would be emulated.

The trouble is they can only think of working with those PS3 titles that wouldn't suck away all system resources in being emulated, but all this is "longer term" stuff.

PlayStation 4 is expected this Holiday 2013.
Source: Engadget


By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2013
I can understand this but I hope once they figure things out all those games will transfer over for FREE.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2013
No. They won't. They want you to buy the same games all over again. (See: PSP Go.)
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2013
You're a real optimist nocutius expecting them to forfeit their profits.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2013
Imagine if we had to buy our Steam games again after switching to a new OS :(.

If I have a collection I eventually get attached to it, if that collection gets made useless then what incentive do I have to start a new one?

It promotes customer loyalty, it makes them more likely to stay with your service. It IS good business.

The only reason I prefer buying on steam compared to other online stores (given the same price) is cause I already have a nice collection there.

Console vs console is a pretty similar battle to battles between different online stores on the PC. People get attached.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2013
Stop confusing PCs with consoles.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 22, 2013
Well that's a nasty shock for PSN whores, and I do mean that in a nice way (_I_).
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 22, 2013
Jonah, but there is less and less difference between the two, there are even indie games on consoles now. Also many games require a ton of patches before they work :).

And Xbox vs PS is basically the same thing as Steam vs Origin, you have two ecosystems battling it out and trying to get as many people as possible attached to their services.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 22, 2013
This is another nail in the coffin for consoles for me. I have tried and still owns both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 with Kinect. i have so far found the small game more fun to play on the consoles then the big titles. They simply can't match the feel on a PC for me.
Not having any of the game on a new console would mean that I would have to keep the old consoles to play as well - yeah because I have a so many shelves at my disposal around my TV....

No thank you - when the consoles I own dies or gather more dust - I will trade for a PC running both games and media...
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 22, 2013
If you can't play your PS3 games on a PS4,it will certainly reduce the sales of the PS4,however Xbox 720 owners will have the same problem and on top of that you have to pay for your online internet play as well.
PS3 had a PS2 support in the beginning and can emulate just as well now,but honestly if you see the graphics of your older games you will not be interested like you used too.
PS3 is a total different story,with HD graphics and bluray it should be standard to play them on the PS4,at least that is what i thought.
I have no problem with 2 consoles attached but its a missed oppurtunity,bad move Sony.
The only way then is a PS3 emulator on the PC,just like all the other old consoles with exceptance of Xbox,these are all gone with the wind.
By CytoToxicProxy (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 23, 2013
Why on earth would anybody bother putting the time into creating a ps3 emulator since %90 of the titles are just ports anyway. It would be like having an xbox 360 emulator on PC. Almost completely redundant.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 24, 2013
Emulation sites would disagree and not all titles of Xbox 360 exists on PC,therefore PC is the perfect machine and has already the controller support.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 24, 2013
I remember when the first Playstation emulator came out and it was great playing "Silent Hill", "Resident Evil" and "Syphon Filter" on the PC.
My point? Ah yes, my it!

Ahem...Who wouldn't have a go at a PS3 emulator, particularly for titles that are PS3 exclusive?