Looks just like the reports that the PS4 won’t be backwards compatible with PS3 games is purely half true. In accordance with the WSJ , you won’t be capable to stick your old discs in, however the PS4 may be capable of stream old PS3 games instead, like a PlayStation-only OnLive.
Sony bought one in every of OnLive’s rivals, Gaikai , last year, which supplies Sony the ability to emulate the games on its servers and stream them for your PS4. For sure, there’s going to be lag — you only can’t avoid it — so I wouldn’t fancy looking to play Call of Duty around the system. Nonetheless, there’s nothing stopping Sony pumping the identical streamed-PS3 games to its tablets and phones too, so perhaps this would grow to be being a tour de force for Sony.
While I’d wish to just be capable to stick my library of PS3 games inside the disc slot and go, if Sony does us a high-quality and allows us to submit the serial number from our existing game discs to get a streaming version, that’d be significantly better than nothing. i’ve a sense that’s unlikely to happen though, and you’ll just must buy them again from the PlayStation store. Otherwise you could just keep your PS3, i assume. Radical thinking, i do know , but it surely just might work. [ WSJ ]