EA claims the PS4 and Xbox 720 are ‘Unlikely’ to be Backwards Compatible
Fans looking forward to backwards compatibility with the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be disappointed as both consoles are unlikely to support the feature according to EA’s chief financial officer Black Jorgensen.
At a panel session for Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jorgensen discussed next-gen consoles saying:
I think people are going to be pretty excited. An important thing to remember is that next-gen consoles will most likely not be backwards compatible.
“And if you [play] multiplayer on a game, you’ll most likely not be able to play with someone on a different generation.”
“So if they all go out and buy a gen-four box if it comes out at Christmas, then you’ll most likely do it. If they all hold on and continue to play on third-generation, you’ll probably not see that box purchase until after the soccer season’s over.”
On the nature of Xbox 720 and PS4, he added, “I do think once again without describing the new consoles, you’ve got to assume they’re going to be highly integrated into the living room and the house, and there will be a lot of capability for interaction.”Mario Kart Double Dash Final Fantasy Vs 13 on PS4 to Block Used Games 2 Wishlist PS4? Via NFC Tech? Playeressence Original Next Generation News All the Top Gaming News Content & Shows Central, All info here For the day here