You'll still be using discs to play games on Sony's next games console, and it won't be landing until at least 2020. That's according to Mark Cerny at Sony who is the lead system architect on the next-gen console.In an interview with Wired, Cerny has confirmed the console won't be launching later this year but he refused to confirm whether it'll be called the PlayStation 5.Running off a bespoke version of the third generation AMD Ryzen chipset (8 cores with the company's new Zen 2 microarchitecture), the forthcoming console will be capable of supporting ray tracing – a complex lighting technique that has so far been the reserve of incredibly high-end PC GPUs. The chipset will also be capable of delivering a new "gold standard" in immersive 3D audio, particularly for those that enjoy playing with a headphone headset attached.One of the other major upgrades here will be the integration of a bespoke solid-state harddrive, which would work differently to how you can connect an SSD to … [Read more...] about PS5 details confirmed: 8K, backwards compatibility, SSD, ray-tracing and more
Which ps3 is backwards compatible with ps2
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
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?