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Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?


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264w 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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zeromx's Avatar
#20 - zeromx - 264w ago
I've been waiting to play MGS Snake Eater for a while now. Great news by the way!

canabal's Avatar
#19 - canabal - 264w ago
I hope this works just so I can play FF XII. My ps2 was busted by the time it came out, and I only recently got a ps3 so no BC for me.

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#18 - saioke - 264w ago
I really hope this is a possibility. i mean, my ps3 can already play a lot of ps1 games, but i hope that they include ps2 games in the update. i really wouldn't mind playing them on my regular ps2, but it broke down not too long ago and i thought about selling my ps2 games, i had over 30 of them. hopefully this rumor becomes a fact.

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#17 - maxpwer222 - 264w ago
I thought the software emulated PS3's already do it without the Emotion Engine? The thing that the non-BC PS3's are missing is the graphics synthesizer.

I guess that is why I am kinda confused since the EE is not even necessary atm.

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#16 - pdro - 264w ago
It better be to load ps2 discs, and it better be hackable to load burnt ps2 discs... or else!
my ps3 load ps2 games and is no hack and can extra info for the disc..

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