Neoseeker : News : PlayStation 4 games "are in development", says Sony
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ashantiqua Jun 7, 12
i can see people wanting backward compatibility for convenience, but beside that, all thats good about it up added graphics features like upscaling, AA support, etc.

the more generations we go through, the harder and more expensive backward compatibility will be. you can do it all through software, but its imperfect and often takes a ton of processing power. you can do it through hardware, which is the best way, however thats increasingly expensive (you want the ps4 to have a ps1, ps2 and ps3 chip in it??)

so, in a sense, by being so dead set about backward compatibility, you can cannibalize the current gen.

also, whose the tard who reported MetallicaDragon's comment? looks like someone reported it just because they disagreed; shameful.
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Leon_Gehste Jun 7, 12
quote ashantiqua
i can see people wanting backward compatibility for convenience, but beside that, all thats good about it up added graphics features like upscaling, AA support, etc.

the more generations we go through, the harder and more expensive backward compatibility will be. you can do it all through software, but its imperfect and often takes a ton of processing power. you can do it through hardware, which is the best way, however thats increasingly expensive (you want the ps4 to have a ps1, ps2 and ps3 chip in it??)

so, in a sense, by being so dead set about backward compatibility, you can cannibalize the current gen.

also, whose the tard who reported MetallicaDragon's comment? looks like someone reported it just because they disagreed; shameful.
Pretty much agree with you and the another reason the PS4 won't have backwards compatibility is because the PS3 used the Cell Processor, they're making the PS4 completely different and it also will help the game developers to make games for the PS4.

As for the reported comment it was by accident from someone using a PSP.
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Gligar Jun 7, 12
but still... its sonys product. They should know everything about their own products. Im pretty sure the devs can make the ps4 have backwards if they work hard.
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BlackLabel Jun 7, 12
quote Gligar
but still... its sonys product. They should know everything about their own products. Im pretty sure the devs can make the ps4 have backwards if they work hard.
It's not that easy if it was they would do it.

There are limitations on what hardware can do. Just because it is newer doesn't inherently mean it is more powerful than what they are replacing. When Sony built the Playstation 3 they merely wanted a processor that was good at multitasking and nothing else this made it powerful but not so much in a gaming capacity. Though because games have been designed with it and designed to use all 7 cores it has means if they use a different kind of processor, getting the old games to run on it is nigh on impossible. This isn't a simple case of "if they want it they will have it" as life isn't ideal like that unfortunately.
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xXCommonXx Jun 7, 12
Just another PS to add; I have two of each so far... except the Mobiles, don't really like mobile gaming.
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lKasHl Jul 5, 12
quote Gligar
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Anyway I'm not complaining, I'd rather pick up both a PS3 and PS4 and have a x86 core architectured console thats more efficient and produces higher quality PC ports
the thing with consoles is that you cant upgrade them (i.e their cpu, gpu etc) which limits it. But with PC you can upgrade anytime. So PC will beat console graphics
Replying to this a bit late.

I realise that but the thing is the instruction sets will be unified for once. Right now because all 3 machines are on different architectures any ports will have reduced efficiency (different from fidelity). For example games will play more like Crysis 2 as opposed to GTA IV (Crysis 2 will run on low spec and even better on high spec machines because its optimised directly for x86 but its assets are console standard leading to the initial horrible gfx whereas GTA IV looks pretty horrible and is poorly optimised for even high spec machines).

Not to mention that if the PS4 is x86 and the 360 uses a DX API equivalent it would hopefully make more sense to develop for PC first with the highest quality assets then down port to consoles since porting to the PS4 will only involve modifying DX-Open GL (or whatever the PS4 will use) and XBOX from x86->whatever the 720 will use.
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