I don’t believe in using the 360 or PS3 to play old games, if you want to play a previous generation game then use your previous console.
But that logic has never made sense and it’s more of a personal issue thing for me. Anyway back to the point.
I found it be a really strange decision when Sony decided to remove backwards compatibility from the PS3 as they had such a huge PS2 market that they could have been tapping into but decided against.
It must have been a joint decision between cost cutting the PS3 itself and also trying to entice all those PS2 owners to purchase more PS3 games.
For whatever reason though the decision was made and then roundly condemned.
But there may be some light at the end of this very long tunnel, a rumour has bubbled up to the surface claiming that backwards compatibility is coming back to the PS3 in the form of a software update.
Now previously this was said to be an impossible task but you never know, they may have figured out a way to emulate the PS2 and if it’s true this would be a huge addition to any PS3 owner.
Obviously being a wild rumour we have no release date for this but since the rumour is only starting now I think it is safe to say it won’t happen this year.
Â[Thanks ewie for the tip]
Last Updated: September 16, 2008