"Why does it always rain on me?"

We warned you not to expect backward compatibility on the PlayStation 4. If you followed our advice then hopefully you’re not too disappointed, because Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that your existing PlayStation 3 content will not work on the next generation system. That includes retail discs – as was briefly touched upon during last night’s press conference – PSN games, and even game saves.

Yoshida added that it may make some downloadable titles playable “in some form”, though due to the differences in architecture between its existing platform and its impending machine, these are likely to be simpler releases that don’t take much processing power to emulate. Gaikai co-founder Dave Perry outlined vague plans to port PlayStation’s entire back catalogue to the cloud during Sony’s big PS4 coming out party last night, but it seems like the solution is still in the idea phase for the time being.

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[source engadget.com]