Sony Responds To Xbox One Backward Compatability Feature
Perhaps the biggest news to come out of Microsoft's E3 press conference was the arrival of backwards compatibility for Xbox One.
There was a time when this used to be a huge feature for PlayStation; the PS2 launched with full b/c for original PlayStation titles, and the same thing happened for PS3. The only difference is that we soon lost true b/c on PS3 so Sony could lower the cost of the system.
Now, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida responds to Microsoft's announcement, telling Polygon that "the technology involved must be very challenging." Xbox One backward compatibility is available now for Xbox Preview members and will be available to all users this holiday. It should support "hundreds" of Xbox 360 games.
The PS4 has no such option for PS3 titles and it probably won't any time soon. Said Yoshida:
"I don't think we will change our approach. The PlayStation 4 doesn't have backward compatibility."
Sony would rather focus on building new features and services for their console, but Yoshida added: "I won't say we'll never do it, but it's not an easy thing to do." So, there's still hope, eve if it's a slim one.
6/18/2015 10:14:56 AM Ben Dutka