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Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?


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274w ago - Recently it was reported that Sony patented software-based PS2 emulation technology. This got users excited who own 80GB, 40GB and 160GB PS3 consoles without backwards compatability.

Although the article speculated that the upcoming PS3 slim may utilize this technology, today a German Web site has supposedly gained comment from a Sony employee, to quote:

This brings us to the German Web site [Register or Login to view links], which claims to have gained comment from a Sony employee stating that full backwards compatibility is coming to US PS3's as a firmware update in the "next few weeks."

If this rumor is true, it will make many newer PS3 console owners very happy indeed!



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Sietz's Avatar
#30 - Sietz - 272w ago
I hope this will work to play my PS2 backups.

snowisawesome00's Avatar
#29 - snowisawesome00 - 272w ago
It would be awesome if it was 100% b/c. cuz i heard the 80gb with the EE emulator's b/c was not so great...
i guess it's better than nothing.

vegeta999's Avatar
#28 - vegeta999 - 273w ago
Haha ive got a 40GB PAL PS3 without any PS2 B/C whatsoever and i cant wait till this is released, tho they're only having a problem with the GS ( graphics synthesiser) - what i dont get is, why cant the Nvidia RSX emulate the PS2s GS if the Cell can emulate the E.E chip ?

And im sure the PS2 backups would be loadable using the Disc swap trick, switch mods, or which ever other mods thts involve loading PS2 backups on PS3s.

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#27 - tinjastin - 273w ago
well i think its quite unbelieving to be that true, but yeah if that rumors is possible, then all of us would be that happy!, anyways ps2 slim right now is quite cheap so why try to emulate?, instead go and get a ps2 slim, in that way you would have lesser problem playing those ps2 games ...

gygabyte666's Avatar
#26 - gygabyte666 - 274w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Tcraw View Post
I have not been able to play ps1 and 2 games for some time, since 80GB model doesn't have support for them

Uh... You can play PSone games on all models so yeah, it's just PS2 games that can't be played on newer models... yet

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