PSN Games, Save Data Will Not Transfer Over To PlayStation 4
Author: William Usher
published: 2013-02-22 12:04:33
All that good news about the PlayStation 4 had to be followed by something not so good, right? Well, if you've been bracing for bad news, get ready because it's finally arrived. It's been confirmed that current generation PlayStation Network titles available for the PS3, along with save data, will not transfer over or be usable on the PlayStation 4.
Eurogamer spotted the news on Engadget and is seeking further clarification from Sony, but for now it's been guaranteed that if you bought a game on PSN, you won't be able to use it on your PlayStation 4.
There is somewhat of a positive offset to keep gamers amicable with Sony: Gaikai will enable backwards compatibility with PS3 games running on the PS4. However, the cloud streaming has been one of the sketchiest parts about the backwards compatibility for the PS4. I doubt many gamers will want to repurchase the entirety of their PS3 library via Gaikai and I also doubt gamers will want to re-buy digital PSN titles they may have recently purchased for the PS4.
Still, we at least have to understand that full backwards compatibility was not going to be a possibility given the complex structure of The Cell. And while cloud streaming is a nice alternative, I'm hoping Sony has a solution for gamers who would like to play their PS3 titles while they also own a PS4.
Right now, the only system that will actually offer full backwards compatibility without raising or modifying prices is Valve's Steam Box.
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