Grey box of goodness

If our very own Jamie O’Neill’s recent roster of retro reviews have got you frothing at the mouth over some old-school gaming, then you’re going to want to keep your classic consoles hooked up. Revealed as part of yesterday’s colossal PlayStation Blog post, Sony has stated that the PlayStation 4 will not be backward compatible with any of the platform holder’s previous systems – including the PSone.

While the firm ruled out PlayStation 3 support months ago, many had harboured hope that the next generation console would run the PlayStation Network emulations of titles from the PlayStation 2 and PSone era. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case at the moment. To be fair to the Japanese giant, it did patch some of this functionality into the PlayStation Vita, so there’s a chance that it could do the same here. However, with the firm pushing its Music Unlimited subscription, we can’t help but wonder if this is a move designed to bolster Gaikai registrations in the near future, too.