Backwards Compatibility Coming Back To The Playstation 3

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Now here is some great news for the Playstation 3, well, as long as it actually happens.

As most of you remember, the Playstation 3 came with backward compatibility when it was originally released. Many sad faces were then spotted worldwide, as Sony announced that their newer models would not include backwards compatibility in an effort to reduce costs.

It looks like Sony may have found a legitimate way to get backwards compatibility back into the PS3, and I for one, am sure hoping that it becomes a reality.

Sony have filed a patent that shows a way to emulate the Playstation 2’s Emotion Engine with software rather than hardware. So yes, this looks like it’s very possible and may very well actually happen in the near future.

I really hope that backwards compatibility comes back to the PS3, mostly because I have shamefully still not played Shadow Of The Colossus and with backwards compatibility I can finally look into it without having to also try and find a place to add an entirely new console to my already crammed television cabinet.

Source: Siliconera

Last Updated: June 30, 2009

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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