Present-gen PSN titles and save information will not switch to PlayStation 4, Sony has revealed.
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed this earlier at the moment when talking to Endgadget. Whereas the PS4 could have restricted backwards compatibility through the console’s cloud-streaming companies, it will not switch your sport information and thus you will not be capable of switch your library of PSN video games.
This realises a concern many shoppers have had over the previous a number of years because the digital market has grow to be an more and more accepted means of buying items – lots of that are solely accessible as downloadable content material. This raises considerations relating to how lengthy PS3 – and Vita – titles shall be accessible on the PlayStation Retailer as soon as the current-gen consoles are phased out.
So say your PS3 dies in seven years and you purchase a brand new one to play all of your older video games on. Would you continue to be capable of reclaim all of your misplaced content material tied to your PSN account for a console that is now not being manufactured? Or would you need to purchase, oh for instance Journey, once more on PS4, regardless of having already bought it earlier than?
This might be a significant problem as over the past half decade we have seen numerous basic video games get the HD therapy and collectors have taken to bulking up their libraries with these upgraded definitive variations of their favorite video games. If all these titles are tethered to a console which will or could not nonetheless be supported in a number of years it may actually put a damper on the entire prosperity factor.
We have posed these inquiries to Sony and are awaiting reply. We’ll replace as we study extra.