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Weapon 117
11-16-2006, 12:42 PM
In the eve of the U.S. launch, Sony has confirmed to Associated Press that the PlayStation 3 won't run some of the 8,000 titles designed for previous generation PlayStations. Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka corroborated that some PSO and PS2 games will run with difficulties while others wonít run at all. A wire from AP reads:

For instance, the PS3 might not play background music to the popular "Tekken 5" combat game, and some scenes from the "Gran Turismo" racing game might freeze, according to Sony. The game "Suikoden III" can't read data from a first-generation PlayStation, while a virtual gun in one of the "Biohazard" games won't fire properly.

This comes as a surprise considering the fact that the first PlayStation 3 units have the Emotion Engine on silicon in order to emulate previous PlayStation games.

With such implementation, everyone expected that previous PlayStation games would run without any problems. Luckily for Sony, this time they can take advantage of the PlayStation Network to deliver game patches that will fix these backward compatibility problems.

No PlayStation 3 story canít be complete without the RRRIIIIIDDDDGGGEE RAAACCCCEERRRR joke:


Source: Teamxbox.com (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12259/Sony-PlayStation-3-Cant-Play-All-Previous-Games/)

Fonkey Monkey
11-17-2006, 12:00 AM
Not surprised. The ps2 couldnt play like 4-5 ps1 games. can't remember which ones, the only one i can think of is one of the syphon filter games...