#1 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

According to the Twitter account of the Basildon GAME Store Sony announced during a PlayStation Meeting in the UK that All PS3 digital content will Carry Over to PS4.

Even more surprising, it seems that the deal isn’t just related to PSN Only games, but even much bigger games like Grand Theft Auto V, when purchased digitally.

Of course this has to be considered as a rumor to take with an enormous until an official announcement is made, but it would definitely groundbreaking news if proven true. Personally, it’s hard to believe that a GAME employee would risk his job to play a prank, and you can be sure that head would roll if this was proved to be misinformation.

So either this has at least some truth in it, or some presented at Sony UK made a really big mistake, or Basildon’s GAME’s Twitter account might have been hacked, I guess.


What do you guys think ? I think Sony must have been talking about Gaikai streaming. At this stage the PS4 could not be backwards compatible ?....or could it.?...

#2 Posted by JoeyRavn (5118 posts) -

Yeah, it's probably Gaikai. I find it hard to belive that Sony will include actual hardware compatibility in the PS4. That would mean stuffing a PS3 into the PS4, since the architecture is so different, right?

#3 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@joeyravn: Yup. I will be totally on board with Gaikai if i do not need to re buy the games which i have already bought on PSN which this seems to be.

#4 Posted by Morningstar (2321 posts) -

They've said it wasn't possible because of the cell processor, haven't they? My vote goes for Gaikai also.

#5 Posted by mikey87144 (1989 posts) -

Probably Gaikia unless there technicians are great magicians.

#6 Posted by Matt_F606 (342 posts) -

Sony seemed to hint at E3 that the Gaikai stuff would be launched in the first couple of years of the PS4. My guess would be it's going to be a separate annual fee, it would be great though if all your old PSN stuff is just ready to go when you sign up.

#7 Posted by csl316 (10668 posts) -

I would love to be able to play Streets of Rage 2 from the word go.

#8 Edited by RonGalaxy (3585 posts) -

I wish this could be true. I would get it day 1 if that was true. But it probably isn't. Even gaikai cant be a thing that happens at launch.

#9 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

I'm dubious since Sony could offer what amounts to de facto backwards compatibility if they offered cross buy across the board for their games. This week they announced games like Flower, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan would be cross buy to the PS4. Technically this would allow a game like Flower to be backwards compatible.

I could see the same extending to GTA5 since its available digitally. When the PS4 releases they could allow PSN PS3 games to be playable on next gen when the port happens. This is not exactly the same as taking my old PS3 disc and popping them into my PS4 with a carry over save.

Exactly what Shu says "ALL your digital content from your PS3 WILL carry over on to your PS4!" no mention about disc-based games which would require a hardware change.

#10 Edited by mrfluke (5656 posts) -

got me excited for a minute, thought it was actual physical games backwards compatibility

but yea this is mystical gaikai cloud magic. wonder if it will extend to physical games where you need to be online to authenticate with gaikai magic to run your games on ps4. id like to think thats not out of the possibility considering with the ps3 to ps4 upgrade thing they are doing you still have to run your ps3 disc on the ps4 to play the ps4 version.

fucking awesome nonetheless, i wouldnt mind selling all my ps3 physical games and rebuying them on digital.

#11 Posted by mrfluke (5656 posts) -
#12 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@mrfluke: Yep just read it....I guess it was all Gaikai related or the GAME twitter was trolling us!

#13 Posted by Nefarious_Al (186 posts) -

So I gotta buy Dragon's Crown again as a download if this ends up being true?

#14 Posted by xyzygy (10592 posts) -

Like others have said, probably Gaikai. No way sony would keep something so huge as BC a secret for this long.

#15 Posted by Verendus (363 posts) -

This would explain why ND said The Last Of Us PS4 version won't be happening.

Gaikai or not, I look forward to the BC.

#16 Posted by Aviar (490 posts) -

Yeah, definitely has to be Gaikai. There's no way as the underlying hardware architecture between the two systems, PS3 and PS4, are incompatible.

#17 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (3597 posts) -

Well, I think it could be three or four different things at once; i.e. specific solutions for specific cases.

1) Gaikai, for sure that is a major part of the plan
2) Sony funded re-makes of some 'smaller' games in the PS4 format given away for free to people who already purchased the older version
3) Sony funded emulator that will allow certain PS3 game code to run...they won't call it an emulator and it won't work for everything...but that is what it will be & how it will work.
4) Some of 'the latest PS3 games might be hybrid PS3/PS4 code or just two codes sold together or on one disc...such games you could categorize under the top three but the end result is they run.

#18 Edited by JazGalaxy (1638 posts) -

Didn't Sony kind of hint at this earlier this month when they said that buying Flower, Flow, and Journey on the PS3 would work on the PS4? Something like that?

#19 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (2060 posts) -

I hope when the Gaikai thing is totally up and running they'll allow you to play games you have on disc as long as the disc is in the tray (to authenticate you have it).

#20 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11944 posts) -

This can't be real!

And if it is, I'll be PISSED if there's some arbitrary nonsense making discs not work.

So it's probably that Gaikai thing.

#21 Posted by Zaccheus (1823 posts) -

Gaikai or black magic. Probably Gaikai.

#22 Posted by RazielCuts (3062 posts) -
#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14599 posts) -

Sounds like a PR Rep got his wires crossed.

#24 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4827 posts) -

No way that backcompat is happening on a hardware level

#25 Posted by Hunter5024 (6302 posts) -

So Sony came in and shut down the rumor, though this mistake had to have come from somewhere. As people said, I am inclined to believe this has something to do with Gaikai. We still don't have any information about which games we will have access to through the service, so perhaps this is a hint that there will be some sort of authentication process for previously owned games.

#26 Posted by Seppli (11233 posts) -

Sounds like it stems from a misunderstanding. The message being, my PS3 library/rights will transfer to PS4 eventually. Accessible via Gaikai.