As you know, on November 12 Microsoft has officially released a software update for the Xbox One in which, among other things company introduce the backward compatibility with games developed for the previous version of the console. It seems that this is the effect of market dominance for Playstation 4 as Redmond is still looking for new ways to persuade users..
PlayStation 4 will not receive backward compatibility with PS3 games
According to the latest information, so far Sony has sold nearly 30 million PlayStation 4. Microsoft is admittedly not willing to showcase the sales results of Xbox One, but it is well known that the sale of Xbox One is much weaker than Playstation 4. In order to overcome with such situation the company is constantly trying to gain the favor of the players, which we have clearly seen in the program Games with gold, within which are made available every month quite interesting titles as well forthcoming update aimed at introducing backwards compatibility. Should Sony also take a similar step?
So far, users have reason to think so, because the earliest PS3 model was backward compatible with PlayStation 2, making it much easier for players to migrate to a new platform, because they did not have to abandon previously owned titles. In the case of the PlayStation 4, Sony has reiterated it has no intention of bringing backward compatibility to PlayStation 4.
“PS3 is such a unique architecture, and some games made use of SPUs very well,” Yoshida said at the time. “It’s going to be super challenging to do so. I never say never, but we have no plans.”
Unfortunately, nothing like that happens, what Shuhei Yoshida officially announced during the recent fair Paris Games Week. As said the head of Sony, the company does not have any plans for the introduction of the PlayStation 4 backward compatibility with the third version of the console. Moreover, the head of Sony admitted that backward compatibility and so there never enjoyed too much popularity. Although it can be assumed that they will find a multitude of unhappy players with this turn of events.