Hideki Kamiya has been working exclusively on the Wii U for a while, and apparently he hasn’t been very much in touch with the news about the PS4. Today he finally discovered that Sony’s new console isn’t backwards compatible, and didn’t really t
ake it well.
The PS4, does it play downloaded games transferred from the PS3?
Another Twitter user responded that it’s not possible and Kamiya-san continued:
Eh? You can’t?
Hey Hey… The hardware in the fool’s room only keeps increasing…
Why did you do something so malicious Sony-paisen…
["paisen" is a flipped version of "senpai," which means "senior," and is often used by youngsters to mock their seniors]
Does it have the arcade classics or did the PS4 just launch like this?
So those that bought a PS4 did they also keep their PS3?
He actually went on complaining about it for quite a while, for instance on how they occupy two HDMI ports. To be fair, it sounds a lot funnier in Japanese then it does in English, since Kamiya-san has a very peculiar way of writing (and it’s also hell to translate).
One thing is for sure, Kamiya-san isn’t the only one that didn’t react too happily at the lack of backwards compatibility of the PS4 (or of the Xbox One), but it’s funny to see a prominent game developer so surprised considering the radical difference in architecture between the two generations.
kamiya doing his thing xD