Current-Gen PSN purchases and saves won’t carry over to PS4…uh oh…

And there goes all of Sony’s thunder. In an interview with Engadget, it has been confirmed that all your PS3 purchases and saves won’t carry onto PS4.

Oh, boy.

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed to Engadget in an interview that current-generation PSN titles won’t transfer across to the Playstation 4.

The company admitted last night that PS3 games wouldn’t be compatible with the latest console, but has added that it will try to make titles playable “in some form.”

The article goes on to say…

Because the architecture of the Power-PC-based PS3 and x-86 based PlayStation 4 are so different, Sony will only bring across games that don’t guzzle the latest console’s power in emulation.

The executive also said in the article that

The company aims to offer server-side and cloud services to offer a wider library of older games, but said that’s one for the “longer term.”

Sorry to say, but that’s a potential system staller right there. Ouch.

The ball is, most definitely, in Microsoft’s court…

(Source: Engadget)

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