Monday, July 10, 2006

PS3 Seriously Backwards.

The latest nugget of next-gen info tells us Sony’s new console will play every PlayStation game in existence.

Sony’s new console will play every PlayStation game ever made, at least according to IBM bigwigs, who have lifted the lid on its rigorous testing phase.

According to Tom Reeves, VP of semiconductor and technology services at the chip maker, which makes the PS3's processor, Sony rejected the console even when it could play all but 40 of its old titles.

That’s an impressive claim, given the thousands of games available for PSone and PS2.
It means that an unbelievable amount of testing has gone into the new console.

As Reeves told Reed's Electronic News: “Sony is very concerned about quality and backward compatibility. They want to get this right”.

The claim could put Sony ahead of Microsoft, which has updated the X360's software but can still only play around 20 original Xbox games.

Of course, Microsoft has plans to make every Xbox game playable on the console, but at the moment it’s some way off that target.

1 comment:

PS3 Fan said...

Sony are defo goin for quanity/quality & seems only 100% backwards compatibility will do.