PSXE Poll Update: Yes, We Want Backwards Compatibility!
Our most recent poll may have yielded the most interesting results we've seen in months. We never would've guessed that so many of you feel so strongly about backwards compatibility!
Although it was close, the majority of you say that backwards compatibility is "extremely important" to you, and most of the rest of you say it's either "important" or at least "nice." This only proves that many PlayStation 3 owners want Sony to bring full b/c back to their next-gen console; the days of the original 60GB PS3 with the special graphics synthesizer chip are long gone. They moved to software emulation with the second iteration of the PS3 and have since removed b/c for PS2 software entirely. Obviously, this is a move that hasn't gone over well with consumers, even though we're only looking at a small sample, here. For my part, I love my 60GB PS3 but I already have a nice Slim silver PS2, 'cuz I know that when I went to replace my PS3 - it'll have to happen eventually - I would've had nothing to play my PS2 games on. How annoying is that?
Well, anyway, this week's poll should also be entertaining. We ask you what you think Hideo Kojima's next game will be; remember, he will announce it at E3 in June. We figure it could be any number of things, but most of you may believe that he's doing a Metal Gear Solid prequel of some kind with Raiden as the main character. This rumor was very popular over the past couple of weeks. However, he may surprise all of you as he aims to cater to the Western gaming audiences...maybe a stealth-based FPS of some kind? Or might he try his hand at a revolutionary RPG? Or a slam-bang action title that would compete with franchises like God of War? What do you think?
4/5/2009 Ben Dutka