Originally Posted by Morgan Jolley
The innards of the PS4 are finalized but they didn't announce the HDD size, so I'm guessing that's the only thing they're not setting in stone yet. The look of the console is what isn't finalized yet.
Russell - Sony said that developers who make PSN downloadable games can make them work on the PS4 but that they are not natively supported. The PS4's chipset is completely different from the PS3, so they would need to use emulation to run games or reprogram them from scratch, neither of which is feasible. I imagine that the streaming service to play PS1/2/3 games will also work with PSN games. My only concern is whether every PS1/2/3 game ever made will be on there or if it will be a slow-drip of releases like the Wii Virtual Console or even Sony's PS Classics lineup.
Here's my problem with it though. The PSN is an online distribution service like Steam. If Steam got an update to STEAM 2014, and now none of the game you purchased worked, you would have to wait to re-buy the game or pay for the emulators, would everyone think "dems da breaks!"
I get it's a hardware issue, but don't sell us on a digital service that get's taken away from us with the new machine that comes down the road. Thankfully Sony has given me about 70 games and I have no need at all to buy a new bluray player so I have no need to purchase this one any time soon.
My curiosity now isn't on what's happening with the PS4, but when they are going to discontinue the PSN support on the PS3.