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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

This corroborates what the ERA moderator, Matt, said about PS5 BC last November. To paraphrase, he said that the PS5 will have enhanced BC.

In addition, this is not related to emulation or BC, but this piece of info may also apply to the PS5. Another Sony patent was published on Sept. 27, 2018 for what sounds like freesync or VRR.



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pxrocks said:
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.

Lol, why people put so much faith in something that Sony probably doesn't see as that much of an asset.  What make you believe that Sony even cares to put any free effort into true BC within their next console and cut out PSNow.  It really doesn't make sense from a business standpoint for Sony and the investment in time and money really not there.  PS4 BC is probably the best you will see and anything else will be PSNow.



Machiavellian said:
pxrocks said:
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.

Lol, why people put so much faith in something that Sony probably doesn't see as that much of an asset.  What make you believe that Sony even cares to put any free effort into true BC within their next console and cut out PSNow.  It really doesn't make sense from a business standpoint for Sony and the investment in time and money really not there.  PS4 BC is probably the best you will see and anything else will be PSNow.

All i need is ps4   Compatibility.even if it's not there i will still gonna buy ps5 first month.



OTBWY said:
...only to take it out some time later. I don't trust them with BC.

The only time they ever did that was with launch PS3 because it was causing hardware costs to be sky high and they weren’t selling nearly enough units to break even with software. Not to mention, everyone was bitching to high heaven about the price. 



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pxrocks said:
Machiavellian said:

Lol, why people put so much faith in something that Sony probably doesn't see as that much of an asset.  What make you believe that Sony even cares to put any free effort into true BC within their next console and cut out PSNow.  It really doesn't make sense from a business standpoint for Sony and the investment in time and money really not there.  PS4 BC is probably the best you will see and anything else will be PSNow.

All i need is ps4   Compatibility.even if it's not there i will still gonna buy ps5 first month.

I have no problem with this.  I really do not have time to play a lot of old games I have played already so I really do not care if PS1-3 are included in BC for he PS5.  As to buying the PS5 on day one, I still always hold out until there is a game I really want.  I have all the consoles and usually I will probably purchase them all at some point but only when there is something that I really want.



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DialgaMarine said:
OTBWY said:
...only to take it out some time later. I don't trust them with BC.

The only time they ever did that was with launch PS3 because it was causing hardware costs to be sky high and they weren’t selling nearly enough units to break even with software. Not to mention, everyone was bitching to high heaven about the price. 

That was the bluray drive. And with it being software emulation later on (the ps2 chips costing peanuts at that point) it should have not have added to the cost at all. It was 1 thing in a long line of stupid choices Sony made with the PS3, such as not keeping BC with one of the biggest gaming libraries at that point.




Machiavellian said:
pxrocks said:
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.

Lol, why people put so much faith in something that Sony probably doesn't see as that much of an asset.  What make you believe that Sony even cares to put any free effort into true BC within their next console and cut out PSNow.  It really doesn't make sense from a business standpoint for Sony and the investment in time and money really not there.  PS4 BC is probably the best you will see and anything else will be PSNow.

B/C will actually be a benifit to PS Now. 

Sony needs to get all of its games running on a single architecture, to make PS Now as effecient as possible. They can not be running multiple different server banks, especially some with decades old tech, and expect PS Now to be profitable. So for the best future for PS Now, Sony will need to get everything running on X86 and Radeon. This will streamline the service, and make continued improvements as new X86 and Radeon server chips arrive.

Since all future PlayStations will more than likely use the same X86 and Radeon trch, these emulators will work on them by default. Now this gives Sony multiple new revenue streams.

1. Consumers can pay for PS Now to stream PS1 - PS5 titles to any set top box or smartphone. 

2. Consumers can pay for PS Now, and download their PS1 - PS5 games to any of their PS5 devices.

3. Consumers can buy PS1 - PS5 games directly from the PS Store.

Having B/C does not hurt PS Now, it only makes PS Now a better value. Even in the case that they offer disc based B/C, many people will end up either paying for PS Now, or just re-buying games digitally due to the convenience. Making all old PlayStation content available on X86 and Radeon is good for PS Now, PS5, Sony, and the Consumers.



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Replicant said:
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!

That's so 2015, I'll think about something new.

(My girl wouldn't like that at all xD)



This sounds like the tech they used for the Parapa remake (or whatever they called it). The game is just the psp version running on an emulator with a texture replacement.



The poll is missing an option for "This has nothing to do with backwards compatibility".
If you pop a PS3 disc in, even with full BC emulation,
there is no other assets to use besides ones on disc, this asset swap being entire point of patent.

This is about remasters that may or may not involve emulation (PS4-5 would not need, or minimally, due to AMD & OS compatibility).
This is just systematizing system to simplify production of such remasters with higher res assets (originals from dev, or re-made).

Please fix the poll.