06-11-2013 07:39 PM
I have been holding off on buying any recently because I'm afraid it won't but I also haven't found anything that says either way. I know that PSN games or PS3 games won't work, but I'm unsure on this. I was upset that when I bought my 3DS that all the classic nintendo games I bought on the Wii won't transfer to the 3DS and a lot of them aren't even available for purchase on it yet.
06-12-2013 06:10 PM - edited 06-12-2013 06:13 PM
New to the forums and PS.com ( HI ). preordered a PS4 and was was wondering about the OP's question too. I was looking at the PSN store titles I played back on the PS1/PS2 ( love me some Spyro the Dragon ). Has there been any info/news on whether all the classic stuff that is currently on PSN be playable on the PS4 ? Thanks in advance to all the PS pros for the help or a point in the right direction.
06-12-2013 06:29 PM - edited 06-12-2013 06:31 PM
I would assume PS1 games will be playable. The reason for lack of PS3 compatibility (and I would assume the reason for little PS2 support on PS3) is the difficulty emulating the hardware. They can't use the same excuse with PS1, considering any modern smartphone can emulate the PS1.
06-12-2013 06:35 PM - edited 06-12-2013 06:36 PM
I would assume PS1 games will be playable. The reason for lack of PS3 (and I would assume the reason for little PS2 support on PS3) compatibility is the difficulty emulating the hardware. They can't say the same with PS1, considering any modern smartphone can emulate the PS1.
I don't think that PSOne Classics will be playable on the PS4 at launch, but like the Vita, it may come later.
I know that Sony is planning to eventually stream ALL 'legacy' Playstation games (PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP) on the PS4, PS Vita and quite possibly even the PS3 through Gaikai eventually, so it may be a moot point. What is not clear about Gaikai is how it will work as far as how the service is acquired. Most likely, it will be a subscription service similar to Netflix, but for games, but Sony hasn't yet stated any details.
06-12-2013 09:44 PM
At this time, there are no plans for emulation of Playstation, Playstation 2 or Playstation 3 software/games. However, sony may look into the possibility of local emulation for PS1/2 games in the future: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/psn-transfers-ps