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Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?


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295w ago - Recently it was reported that Sony patented software-based PS2 emulation technology. This got users excited who own 80GB, 40GB and 160GB PS3 consoles without backwards compatability.

Although the article speculated that the upcoming PS3 slim may utilize this technology, today a German Web site has supposedly gained comment from a Sony employee, to quote:

This brings us to the German Web site Demo News, which claims to have gained comment from a Sony employee stating that full backwards compatibility is coming to US PS3's as a firmware update in the "next few weeks."

If this rumor is true, it will make many newer PS3 console owners very happy indeed!



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#35 - semitope - 293w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Daralion View Post
I recently called Sony about this issue. They informed me that they currently have no intention of making all models of the PS3 backwards compatible. Now that doesn't mean that they won't make it to where you can play PS2 games on all modles. However, I would assume that they will probally do the same thing they are doing with the PS1 games and just start adding PS2 games to the PSN. But we will just have to wait and see what they actually do.


I dont believe a damn thing that sony says. If they told me the sky was blue during the day without clouds i would have to look outside to be sure.

#34 - Daralion - 293w ago
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I recently called Sony about this issue. They informed me that they currently have no intention of making all models of the PS3 backwards compatible. Now that doesn't mean that they won't make it to where you can play PS2 games on all modles. However, I would assume that they will probally do the same thing they are doing with the PS1 games and just start adding PS2 games to the PSN. But we will just have to wait and see what they actually do.

#33 - snaker123 - 293w ago
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well after all a rumor is a rumor they maybe are real or they aren't.. just time will cleared the rumors.

#32 - Dibblah - 293w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by adamxc12 View Post
Hey all,

New to the forums, wanted to chime in on the compatibility news. I'm real happy they are finally doing this. I've got a boatload of PS2 games sitting around that I can finally play again. Huzzah!


Unfortunately, rumor does not necessarily equate to news

#31 - adamxc12 - 293w ago
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Hey all,

New to the forums, wanted to chime in on the compatibility news. I'm real happy they are finally doing this. I've got a boatload of PS2 games sitting around that I can finally play again. Huzzah!

#30 - Sietz - 293w ago
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I hope this will work to play my PS2 backups.

#29 - snowisawesome00 - 293w ago
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It would be awesome if it was 100% b/c. cuz i heard the 80gb with the EE emulator's b/c was not so great...
i guess it's better than nothing.

#28 - vegeta999 - 295w ago
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Haha ive got a 40GB PAL PS3 without any PS2 B/C whatsoever and i cant wait till this is released, tho they're only having a problem with the GS ( graphics synthesiser) - what i dont get is, why cant the Nvidia RSX emulate the PS2s GS if the Cell can emulate the E.E chip ?

And im sure the PS2 backups would be loadable using the Disc swap trick, switch mods, or which ever other mods thts involve loading PS2 backups on PS3s.

#27 - tinjastin - 295w ago
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well i think its quite unbelieving to be that true, but yeah if that rumors is possible, then all of us would be that happy!, anyways ps2 slim right now is quite cheap so why try to emulate?, instead go and get a ps2 slim, in that way you would have lesser problem playing those ps2 games ...

#26 - gygabyte666 - 295w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Tcraw View Post
I have not been able to play ps1 and 2 games for some time, since 80GB model doesn't have support for them

Uh... You can play PSone games on all models so yeah, it's just PS2 games that can't be played on newer models... yet

 

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