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PS3 backwards compatibility: 1,000 reasons not to worry

03-01-2007, 10:51 AM

from qj.net:"

Phil Harrison, Sony's president for worldwide studios, has some good news for the Sony gaming community to ease the tension regarding the PlayStation 3's backwards compatibility.

The president says that come the March 23 release of the PS3 in Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, the console will be able to host a thousand games from the PS2.

"The situation is changing everyday," says Harrison. "But on March 23, we expect the list to include over 1000 PS2 titles."

News broke out earlier that the PS2's emotion engine would be taken out of PS3 Euro in lieu of more formidable hardware which will beef up the next-generation experience that the console delivers.

Sony has also announced that a software solution to the hardware issue is forthcoming, saying that software emulation will be the means by which PS2 classics can bridge the gap between the old and the new systems.

Harrison promised the game community that the company is exerting effort to provide better means to preserve backwards compatibility. he says "We're working to introduce a resource to the Web to detail which titles will have backwards compatibility. and as we make firmware upgrades, we will be able to add to that list."

Here's hoping that more titles will be supported by the plan. "

03-01-2007, 01:26 PM

1000 Reasons Your probably an Idiot
1)If you believe anything Phil Harrison says.Dont cry about me directing this to you,just in general.

03-01-2007, 02:29 PM
Glow believes everything sony says. This is not new;)

03-01-2007, 04:22 PM
i think its a good idea to get rid of the hardware component inside the PS3 and just stick with software. 1000+ titles seems pretty good for overseas country i was actually expecting less.. maybe afew hundred PS2 titles to be supported. im hardly going to use my system for backwards compatible.. i pretty much traded almost all my PS2 games LOL.. i literally only have 3 left(two of which are my wife so i really cant touch those LOL!)... im all nex-gen!.. even though theres a number of titles i wouldnt mind getting from previous-gen like GoWII and FFXII.. but i can pass :)