So first, I saw this The Verge Forum post. And that was sort of interesting.
IGN’s Polygon’s own, Arthur Gies, talked about this on this exact thing on this week’s Rebel FM.
Plus: Anthony Gallegos, Mitch Dyer, and Matt Chandronait. So. At (1:17:48), they start taking e-mails and talk about the probability of carrying over current Xbox Live subscriptions. The meat of the discussion starts at (1:24:09)
The Pastebin post he talks about is at: http://pastebin.com/avbwJc17
So, this stuff is awfully interesting. 360 System On Chip Compatibility? And XBLA Compatibility?
Arthur: “.. With some Xbox 360 games, yes.. It depends on the game. Like stuff developed through XNA? Sure. Like Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? I doubt it.”
I’m not sure what Dunia is, but all this stuff is fascinating. They start to doubt that PS4 will have Instant-Online games, Day 1. Even more than a year after..
Arthur: Microsoft has more to lose, by fucking this up, than Sony does. I don’t know that people fully comprehend yet, exactly what Sony’s leaving on the table. Because I think a lot of people are.. of the understanding that streaming backwards-compatibility is gonna be there on launch day, and its not.. (It absolutely is not)
Mitch: That is a pipe dream.
Anthony: I don’t even think,. I’ll bet you, I’ll throw it in right now. It won’t even be there like a year-and-a-half out after it comes out. .. .
Arthur: There is a incredibly strong-hardcore push this year. I don't know about next year, but this year..
Its at least interesting to listen to. And they do think that PS4 will require a subscription to play online, ala Xbox Live. (1:18:28)
Arthur: Because that is making them so-oo much money.. So-oooo much money.. Like they just released their financial statements that said that 46 million Live subscribers..
Anthony: You’ll be paying for PlayStation, too..
Arthur: I mean, like Sony’s gotta be just like.. touching their balls, looking at that..
Anthony: I mean, you’re going to be paying to play PlayStation games online.
Mitch: If you think Plus is not gonna be Xbox Live Gold, you’re a crazy person..
Anthony: Look how many unique users have logged on to play Call of Duty. Times that times your Gold..