Sony WWS President Shuhei Yoshida confirms PSN games will not transfer to PS4
With the PS4 being announced and some of the finer points being detailed, we are beginning to see there may be a few major disappointments. For me this is probably the biggest. Alongside the confirmation that the PS4 would not be backwards compatible, Sony WorldWide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida dropped a bomb when he revealed that PSN games won’t be backwards compatible either.
By switching from the PowerPC Cell processor in favor of the x86 AMD Octo-Core, this isn’t much of a surprise. BUT I have over a hundred games that would be completely useless should my PS3 disappear. And we still aren’t completely sure how this will affect PlayStation Plus subscribers. According to Gaikai, all previous PlayStation games will eventually be streamed, but that’s “long[er] term”. Hopefully there are other plans Sony has yet to reveal.