Sony: ‘Significant Increases’ In PS3 Backwards Compatability List ‘Unrealistic’

March 21, 2007

As we [url=]previously reported[/url], the complete list of backwards compatible games for the European launch of the PlayStation 3 has been released by Sony, revealing that many popular titles such as [i]Metal Gear Solid 2, Silent Hill 3[/i], and [i] Jak and Dexter[/i] will not be playable on Sony’s new console due.

Much of this has to do with Sony’s shift from hardware to software emulation, a move that has also made games such as [i]Final Fantasy XII[/i] and [i]Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories[/i] crippled by serious issues. However, thank goodness games like [i]Shark Tale[/i], [i]Fisherman’s Challenge[/i], and others that few people care about will work perfectly fine.

Sony Europe’s Nick Sharples [url=]spoke up[/url] on the controversy, though instead of offering hope for those interested in picking up a PlayStation 3, his words seems to only add fuel to the fire.

[quote]We will test all forthcoming PS2 titles, but it would be unrealistic to expect significant increases in the number of playable PS2 titles in future firmware upgrades given the above. Whilst [i]J&D[/i] and [i]MGS[/i] are not listed as playable, their successors [i]MGS3[/i] and [i]Jak and Daxter 2[/i] are playable.[/quote]

And I think it would be unrealistic if a lot of people bothered with the PS3 until Sony remedied these problems.