Hard Reset Redux Dev Wishes PS4 Backwards Compatibility Would Be Similar To Xbox One’s

“There are a ton of old PlayStation games we would really like to come back to.”

Posted By | On 29th, Mar. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Last year, Microsoft announced that they would be enabling backwards compatibility on Xbox one for Xbox 360 games. It was a great move – backwards compatibility is generally not a feature that is much used, and is most useful at the beginning of a console generation, to enable a smooth transition between systems – but it represented the new, consumer friendly way that Microsoft was doing things, in stark contrast with how Sony was handling legacy content on the PS4 with PS Now.

Eventually, Sony announced PS2 Classics on the PS4 too, but they handled it terribly- none of your already purchased legacy content in the guise of PS2 Classics on PS3 carried over to the PS4- put simply, you would have to repurchase GTA: San Andreas if you wanted to play it on the PS4. It was a crying shame, and it was an important area where Microsoft definitely acted more ‘for the gamers’ than Sony did.

Obviously, we as customers were unhappy about it- but how do developers feel about the differences in Microsoft and Sony’s strategy? GamingBolt recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Flying Wild Hog, the folks who brought us Shadow Warrior, and who are currently working on Hard Reset Redux, and we asked them what their take on the differences in approach to backwards compatibility was.

“We love the idea of backwards compatibility and we wish PS4 would have it the same way Xbox One does,” a representative from Flying Wild Hog said to GamingBolt. “There are a ton of old PlayStation games we would really like to come back to.”

Indeed, there is no real reason why continuity could not have been achieved between legacy content offered on PS3, and the legacy content offered on the PS4. No reason, that is, other than Sony wanting to maximize on revenue.

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  • KashIsKlay

    Well….I’m about to go play Left 4 Dead 2 on my xbox one. 🙂

  • Zohak Diaz

    Wow. Glad to be on the Xbox team

    • Mr Xrat

      Yes, I’m glad you’re quarantining yourself there too.

    • Zohak Diaz

      Funny blindfolded pony

    • Mark


    • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

      And now that Sony is leaving the industry and consoles are dead. You are left screaming at your poverty chromebook

      Everyone wins 🙂

  • jacksjus

    “There are a ton of PS games that we would like to go back and play”.

    And you can’t because of why? Oh you sold your old system so now it’s Sony’s fault. Got it.

  • Fear Monkey

    Emulating a game that used the heavy customization of the Cell Processor on the PS4 would be difficult. It takes a powerful PC to run the PS3 emulator and the PS4 is probably never going to have that ability, though the PS4.5 might….

    Xbox One emulating a more traditional 3 core processor (360) is much easier and im not surprised it worked.

    There is no reason other than money that Sony wouldn’t make PS2 compatibility.

    • kreator

      They don’t really have the talent.

  • Truthhurts24

    Microsoft is definitely for the gamers now that Spencer is head of the division.

  • Mr Xrat

    And I wish the Xbone’s BC was similar to actual BC. We can’t always get what we want.

    • Truth™ PSVR 960×1080®

      I wish consoles would stop cancering up the industry

      Oh wait. They are. Thanks for leaving the industry Sony. You can just impotently scream and rage on your chromebook, ruggs 🙂

    • It must grind your gears every day that consoles are king in today’s gaming world. PCs are like the Spartans of the ancient world a formidable adversary but will always be defeated by over whelming odds.


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