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twintail said:
thismeintiel said:

This is very interesting. It seems like B/C, but it's also a system where devs can create higher res assets for those older games and have them effortlessly placed into the game. So, I wonder if they'll set it up where B/C is free, but can drop a couple of bucks for a hi-res pack. I'd be game for that.

Why would BC be free?

This emulation is still probably going to be subject to licensing 

If they are making it so you can put in your own discs, of course it'll be free.  It's pretty much guaranteed that is how PS4 games will work. I guess it is possible that the other systems will just use games off of the PS Store.

Mr Puggsly said:
thismeintiel said:

This is very interesting. It seems like B/C, but it's also a system where devs can create higher res assets for those older games and have them effortlessly placed into the game. So, I wonder if they'll set it up where B/C is free, but can drop a couple of bucks for a hi-res pack. I'd be game for that.

Wishful thinking.

Especially when you consider many remasters don't even improve the assets.

Unless the assets existed from the start like for a PC port, developers won't make the effort. If a studio cares enough to make new textures, its probably for a remaster. Not to improve a game via emulation.

The point is the option is there.  Sony will probably be the one that uses it the most.  Still, if they can prove it to be worth it financially, others will join.

Conina said:
Emulation with texture-mods... can they really patent such a feature which has been available on PC for ages?

For consoles? Probably.  MS patented playing music from the HDD in the background.