By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
CartBlanche said:
pxrocks said:

No body is forcing u to buy those games or stopping u from selling ur PS4. Ms and playstation has very different aim.ms wants to focus more on features and online services.they want to sqeez everything out of their install base.on the hand PlayStation is only focusing on games and they are going to expand their gaming library through new IP.they don't give damn about backward compat because bc didn't do shit for ps3 and it won't do anything for xbox.theres a reason Xbox1 getting smoked by ps4 and that's reason is not backward features.

I also very much doubt that backwards compatibility is helping the X1's sales figures. I had a PS3 with the BC chip built in and I think I used it once in 10 years.

BC sounds like a great idea, but the vast majority of people don't use that feature and Microsoft is just using it to distract gamers from the fact the X1 lacks decent new IPs. Maybe this is a better example. Windows PCs are largely backwards compatible. How many PC gamers regularly, like on a weekly basis, load up Half Life, or Doom onto their PC to play it. Even if the PC gamer has the newest and best graphics card, I very much doubt they regularly play Doom on their all powerful PC. They play the latest games, more regularly, than they do BC games. I'm sure some PC gamers play BC games every once in a while. I sometimes like to load up Syndicate, but that wave of nostalgia hits me every 5 or more years. I really hope that Sony don't jump on the BC band wagon. Their strategy of providing compelling new IPs and better quality games is working. 

 

CartBlanche said:
pxrocks said:

No body is forcing u to buy those games or stopping u from selling ur PS4. Ms and playstation has very different aim.ms wants to focus more on features and online services.they want to sqeez everything out of their install base.on the hand PlayStation is only focusing on games and they are going to expand their gaming library through new IP.they don't give damn about backward compat because bc didn't do shit for ps3 and it won't do anything for xbox.theres a reason Xbox1 getting smoked by ps4 and that's reason is not backward features.

I also very much doubt that backwards compatibility is helping the X1's sales figures. I had a PS3 with the BC chip built in and I think I used it once in 10 years.

BC sounds like a great idea, but the vast majority of people don't use that feature and Microsoft is just using it to distract gamers from the fact the X1 lacks decent new IPs. Maybe this is a better example. Windows PCs are largely backwards compatible. How many PC gamers regularly, like on a weekly basis, load up Half Life, or Doom onto their PC to play it. Even if the PC gamer has the newest and best graphics card, I very much doubt they regularly play Doom on their all powerful PC. They play the latest games, more regularly, than they do BC games. I'm sure some PC gamers play BC games every once in a while. I sometimes like to load up Syndicate, but that wave of nostalgia hits me every 5 or more years. I really hope that Sony don't jump on the BC band wagon. Their strategy of providing compelling new IPs and better quality games is working. 

Darn multi-quote!

 

Looking at my PS4 library, quite a few games I've purchased for my current hardware are games I've owned last gen:

-Nathan Drake Collection

-Tomb Raider 2013

-Beyond Two Souls

-God of War 3

-Batman Arkham Asylum

-Batman Arkham City

-The Last of Us

 

These are games I own. Not just a list of games. I'm probably forgetting a few. These are games I've owned before on PS3 and purchased a second time on PS4. It only gets worse if you factor in my Xbox One games! I've repurchased games like Bioshock 1-3 and Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6. 

Last gen games have actually aged pretty well and I've probably got over 150 games that guy the backwards comp treatment. I know I'm in the minority but nothing is giving me more joy right now than replaying the entire Batman Arkham series on my Xbox One. I even stopped playing certain new high profile exclusives until I'm finished!

BC isn't a game changer and it might not even matter to a lot of people but I abuse the heck out of it. To me, a good game is a good game. I just want to play it when I can play it.



Twitter: @d21lewis