If like us your gaming pile of shame stretches back not only through the current console generation, but back to the mid 90s too, the PS5 could perhaps be the next machine for you.According to a newly-uncovered patent, the PlayStation 5 may be capable not only of playing souped-up next-generation titles, but also of emulating the PlayStation 4, PS3, PS2 and original PlayStation, aka the PSX.The patent, numbered 2019-503013, was filed by the PS4's lead architect Mark Cerny, and describes a process that would allow the next-gen CPU to "interpret" the the CPU of previous machines. It focusses on synchronisation errors – making sure that newer, more powerful hardware only sends required information from a game in response to a "call" from the title itself, rather than jumping the gun and overwriting data being held in RAM.The last-gen battlegroundThe patent also discusses the possibility of simply including hardware chipsets that mimic older consoles in the cases where the legacy … [Read more...] about PS5 could be backwards compatible with PS4, PS3, PS2 and original PlayStation
Which ps3 is backwards compatible with ps2
If a tweet from Xbox’s Phil Spencer is to be believed, Microsoft won’t be done with adding more backwards compatible Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One library for a while yet. In a recent tweet, Spencer said that he’d like to have “all” 360 games work with the Xbox One. The tweet came in response to a comment asking for Black Ops II to be made backwards compatible, which is one of the most requested games from the older console generation. As Spencer points out in his response, having all "3P" (third party) titles supported by the backwards compatibility scheme is a worthy (and ambitious) goal that would go down very well with the Xbox community.Forward-thinking backwards compatibility This generation hasn’t been a great one for backwards compatibility. Whereas Sony’s launch PS3 hardware literally contained PS2 components to help it emulate its older brother, neither the Xbox One nor PS4 were backwards compatible at … [Read more...] about All Xbox 360 games will get Xbox One backwards compatibility (if Microsoft boss gets his way)
While the gaming industry pushes forward with more daring and polished projects, some of us just want to enjoy the good old classic games that we played as kids. PlayStation consoles have been a huge part of a lot of people’s childhoods, and it’s clear that many gamers want to go back to those days and play some PS2 or PS3 games. But does PS4 have backwards compatibility or has this piece of modern technology strived so much for perfection that it forgot about how vital nostalgia is? Find out the answer in our article about PS4 backwards compatibility. PS4 Backwards Compatibility With PS1 and PS2 There are currently no emulation or access to PS1 games on PS4 since emulating a technology this old would cost a whole lot and Sony understandably doesn’t want to invest. The current generation might never get to enjoy the original PlayStation. PS2 was released way back in 2000, so you would imagine that it’s quite a simplistic console when compared to the … [Read more...] about PS4 Backwards Compatibility List, PS Now, & More
confirmed the existence of a new entry-level PlayStation 3. Scheduled to hit stores on the Continent on October 10, the new PS3 has been stripped down to hit a lower price point: it's got a smaller 40GB hard drive, no built-in flash media reader, and two (rather than four) USB ports. But the biggest change appears to be the loss of backward compatibility with PS2 games. Sony's release specifies that "[t]he new model is no longer backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles, reflecting both the reduced emphasis placed on this feature amongst later purchasers of PS3, as well as the availability of a more extensive lineup of PS3 specific titles (a total of 65 titles across all genres by Christmas)." That seems to counter conventional wisdom, since the newer PS3s were already said to be using software emulation (rather than an actual PS2 Emotion Engine chip) to play older games. In brighter news, the new PS3s retain Blu-ray playback, HDMI output, and onboard Wi-Fi. The 40GB PS3 will … [Read more...] about Sony confirms cheaper 40GB PS3 for Europe; U.S. version to follow?
On Monday, Sony issued what it called a "minor" update for the PlayStation 3, which the company touted as one that added "additional security features". Sony has also said that it plans new updates to Google's YouTube service in its browser. Details of the patch, version 3.42, were not immediately available on Sony's Web site. But the patch is widely believed to counter a USB dongle known as "PS3 Jailbreak" that was released in August as a way to open the game console to unauthorized modifications. Users can automatically update their PS3 software using the console's system update feature, or use the PC to manually apply the update. Comments to the Sony blog ranged from the outraged to the approving, with some users commending Sony for blocking pirates and cheaters who could have otherwise hacked their console and enabled cheats. Others, however, also complained that Sony was spending too much time fighting piracy and too little time providing features that they had asked for, … [Read more...] about Sony’s PS3 Update Expected to Stop Jailbreaking