Next Generattion backwards compatibility

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#1 Posted by JordanizPro (1912 posts) -

Is there any chance of either console (ps4/xbox one) getting backwards compatibility in the future? I havnt played a lot of games this generation and on top of that my 360 died on me a few months ago. Is there any news on either company planning to release consoles with BC?

#2 Posted by clyde46 (46999 posts) -

PS4 has a streaming service but its not coming till 2014.

#3 Edited by JordanizPro (1912 posts) -

@clyde46: Wow thanks, I didnt know about this. I already wanted a ps4 but now im definitely getting one

#4 Edited by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

Wait and see....

#5 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

They will have super HD remasters of your favorite games, and they will play at 900p, so that they can sell 1080p ultra HD remasters in the gen after this one.

#6 Edited by Namgis (3591 posts) -
@treedoor said:

They will have super HD remasters of your favorite games, and they will play at 900p, so that they can sell 1080p ultra HD remasters in the gen after this one.

You mean like this? Except that it's a next gen launch title instead of a 'last' gen title. MS getting to the party early I guess.

#7 Edited by HavocV3 (7950 posts) -

@Namgis said:
@treedoor said:

They will have super HD remasters of your favorite games, and they will play at 900p, so that they can sell 1080p ultra HD remasters in the gen after this one.

You mean like this? Except that it's a next gen launch title instead of a 'last' gen title. MS getting to the party early I guess.

Nah, that party started long long ago.

-GOW Collection

-Halo CEA

-Sly Collection

-Team Ico Collection

-MGS Collection

-Ratchet and Clan Collection

-Splinter Cell Collection

-etc.

Sony spearheaded this trend and the rest of the major publishers followed suit. Console gamers aren't going to get any more BC when Sony/MS/PublisherX know that they can sell games to people multiple times. Gets even better for them since they don't have to put any money into the creation/support of BC.

That's pretty insulting considering the fact that PC gamers can play just about any game made in the last 20 years.

#8 Posted by RogueStatus28 (514 posts) -

Wii U is currently the only next generation console with BC.

#9 Posted by Namgis (3591 posts) -

@HavocV3 said:

@Namgis said:
@treedoor said:

They will have super HD remasters of your favorite games, and they will play at 900p, so that they can sell 1080p ultra HD remasters in the gen after this one.

You mean like this? Except that it's a next gen launch title instead of a 'last' gen title. MS getting to the party early I guess.

Nah, that party started long long ago.

-GOW Collection

-Halo CEA

-Sly Collection

-Team Ico Collection

-MGS Collection

-Ratchet and Clan Collection

-Splinter Cell Collection

-etc.

Sony spearheaded this trend and the rest of the major publishers followed suit. Console gamers aren't going to get any more BC when Sony/MS/PublisherX know that they can sell games to people multiple times. Gets even better for them since they don't have to put any money into the creation/support of BC.

That's pretty insulting considering the fact that PC gamers can play just about any game made in the last 20 years.

I was speaking more towards the fact that, at 900p, devs are still holding back. Whether it be their decision, or were told, they're clearly leaving room to upscale the game in the future if it's popular enough. Next we're going to hear that we can't have both, 1080p and a steady 30fps on consoles.

#10 Posted by Lionheart08 (15479 posts) -

@treedoor said:

They will have super HD remasters of your favorite games, and they will play at 900p, so that they can sell 1080p ultra HD remasters in the gen after this one.

Sad thing is, that's probably true. Either that or re-releasing PS3/360 titles on PSN and XBLA respectively.

#11 Posted by Laharl5 (405 posts) -

I myself am debating if I should save for PS4 or buy new xbox360. Because my 360 died (FU RROD!) halfway on GTA5. I missed a lot of games also. Yet to play Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Arkham City, Dishonored, Gears3.. If only they could be release on PS4 (except Gears3 ofc).. PS4 or new 360?? hmmmmmm

#12 Posted by tdkmillsy (1601 posts) -

Sony have said its coming in 2014 in America only.

Microsoft have demonstrated that they can do it also, but not said when.

If there is enough demand for it (which I doubt) both will release it. But you will have to pay for it so you might as well get a cheap old gen console when the new ones come out.

#13 Posted by sukraj (23460 posts) -

I have my 360 connected to my tv so I'm sorted.

#14 Edited by Kinthalis (5323 posts) -

They'll try to make you repurchase "HD" versions of the game from a handful of popular titles. The rest might be offered via streaming... but that still carries all the issue sinvolved with that.

Unless you are relatively close to a data center, input latency might be a very big deal. And ofcourse, video quality won't be the same thing as when it's runnign natively on your hardware.