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Do you really think Sony will include software emulation for the PS5?

Yes, definitely. From PS1 to PS4. 20 31.25%
 
Yes, except PS3 because o... 29 45.31%
 
Maybe. 10 15.63%
 
No, they won't. 5 7.81%
 
Total:64

That's cool and all, but I want my LoD remake.
Full 4K greatness that make TLoU2 looks like old tech aged badly, no less than that will be accepted.



... I would accept anything, really.



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COKTOE said:
PwerlvlAmy said:
just copy Microsoft and do it their way. I'm down with that.

I have feeling that PS5 BC will be better than the piecemeal approach Microsoft is employing right now. 

Wasent the xbox BC a after thought after the hardware was already made? Since this is being implemented from the begining it has to be better. I would not doubt MS also has something better up their sleeves as well as doing game by game BC was nonsensical. To be fair I only think they actually whent throught with it was because of their lackluster first party, porting games would be a lot quicker to bolster the line up.



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i think ps5 going to have true backward compatibility(ps1-ps4) and not half assed like the current offering from nintendo playstation xbox.also give us option to install Linux or even windows so i can use ps5 as a PC and get rid of my actual huge bulky PC.



If true, then Sony is already going to kill it for their launch.

I dont think it'll have PS3 compatibility, but thats why Sony is doing enough PS3 to PS4 ports so at least the PS4 versions of the PS3 games can be played on PS5.



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.



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eva01beserk said:
COKTOE said:

I have feeling that PS5 BC will be better than the piecemeal approach Microsoft is employing right now. 

Wasent the xbox BC a after thought after the hardware was already made? Since this is being implemented from the begining it has to be better. I would not doubt MS also has something better up their sleeves as well as doing game by game BC was nonsensical. To be fair I only think they actually whent throught with it was because of their lackluster first party, porting games would be a lot quicker to bolster the line up.

Yes exactly. That's why it will be better. As will MS's next gen BC.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Damn these rumors make PS5 seem like the perfect Playstation console for the fans!



thismeintiel said:
twintail said:

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.

Well yeah, of course. I thought you were talking about the emulation being presented in the topic in relation to older PS consoles being available on PS5.

but yeah, you are right, PS4 discs should work.



Dr.Vita said:
Damn these rumors make PS5 seem like the perfect Playstation console for the fans!

a.k.a. Paradise 



BraLoD said:
That's cool and all, but I want my LoD remake.
Full 4K greatness that make TLoU2 looks like old tech aged badly, no less than that will be accepted.



... I would accept anything, really.

Seriously, if LoD ever happens, you need to record your naked run through the streets!