Sometime in the (hopefully) not too distant future Sony will be launching Playstation Now, its cloud service that will let you stream select PS3 games to your Playstation 4. But what about more comprehensive backwards compatability? Well, that might be coming too.
According to a tipster The Escapist swears is reliable, Playstation and Playstation 2 backwards compatibility may be coming to the PS4 in the form of a software upgrade sometime this year. That would be pretty huge — backwards compatibility usually only covers a single previous generation, but if this is true, almost every Playstation game ever could be playable via a single machine. It would certainly make the trickle of Virtual Console games coming from Nintendo look like a joke.
In semi-related news, rumors are also flying that a polished up, next-gen version of The Last of Us may be coming to the PS4 this summer. Hmmm, all this focus on bringing old games to the PS4 — could this have something to do with the fact that new PS4 releases are going to be pretty thin on the ground for the next year?
Ah well, if the backwards compatibility thing turns out to be real, I’m rushing to the store to buy a PS4 that very day.