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Jack Buser's Avatar Posted by on May 04, 2015 // Senior Director, PlayStation Now

We have some exciting news: PlayStation Now subscriptions will be coming to PS3 later this May! Now you’ll be able to play a huge library of more than 100 hit PS3 games on PS4 and PS3, as well as select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, all for one monthly price. That’s an incredible number of games to binge on — and of course, you can play your games across devices with cloud saves.

Look out for PS Now subscriptions coming to PS3 on May 12th, and if you haven’t tried PlayStation Now yet, this is a perfect time to start your free 7-day trial.

The subscription will be coming to more devices soon, and will be adding new games monthly so you always have something fresh to play. Without further ado, here are this month’s new titles:

Fat Princess

Rescue your beloved princess through teamwork in this comic medieval battle royale. There’s a catch, though — the other team has been feeding her magical cake, making her harder to escort back to your castle. Choose from five distinct character classes and switch at any time to best help your team. Charge head first into battle, heal teammates as they break through enemy lines, and upgrade your team and the castle defenses as you work with your team to save your princess.

F1 2014

Feel the power of new turbocharged Formula One cars in the most accessible Formula 1 video game yet, including a new driver evaluation system to adjust the game to your level, shorter career options, and new Very Easy mode. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship including new tracks in Russia and Austria.

Sanctum 2

Sanctum 2 is the sequel to one of the first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence. In Sanctum 2, you will utilize elements from multiple gameplay genres to succeed. Construct towers and walls during the building phase before the enemies attack, then jump into the fray and blast everything to pieces in FPS mode. You can progress through the single-player campaign yourself, or play with up to four friends in co-op to discover the secrets of the planet LOEK III.

PS Now, May 2015 Update

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

Step into a Dynasty Warriors experience unlike any other. Up to four friends can team‐up for a wide range of heroic action‐packed quests. Become one of history’s greatest warriors and work as a team to conquer heavily‐armed fortresses, infiltrate enemy strongholds and more. Spectacular battles await!

Farming Simulator

Farming Simulator will challenge you to take on the role of a modern day farmer. Animal husbandry, crops, sales… It’s up to you to manage and grow your own farm in two huge environments: typical European and American environments. Progress in your career to complete different missions and control more than a hundred farming vehicles!

That’s a wrap on the new games for May! We’ll bring you more titles next month, and in the meantime, you can check out a full list of all the games now in the PlayStation Now Game Streaming Subscription at PlayStation.com.

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+ deadendblues on May 4th, 2015 at 11:26 am said:

Bundle this with ps plus please and you’ve got a customer


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+ JindoFox on May 4th, 2015 at 11:31 am said:

I hope Vita is next. My PS3 is right next to my ps4 so this doesn’t help me much. :-)


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 11:48 am said:

    We’re working on it, so stay tuned! Protip: If you are a subscriber, you’ll be able to access subscription games for free on your PS Vita right now! Just navigate to them in the rental menu…


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+ pscoolman on May 4th, 2015 at 11:32 am said:

@deadendblues I second this. Please bundle this with yearly PS+ and I would definitely buy this every year. $45 every 3 months is waaaaay too much money that a lot of people (including myself) don’t have.


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+ madmanwithabox12 on May 4th, 2015 at 11:33 am said:

Vita? Or is this just another day where we all try and pretend it doesn’t exist?


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 11:50 am said:

    Yes, we’ll officially launch subscription on Vita soon. In the meantime, if you are a subscriber, you can play the subscription games for free on your Vita by navigating to them in the rental menu.


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+ Crazysoulman on May 4th, 2015 at 11:33 am said:

What no price? What do i look like chop liver Jack can get us a answer? please thanks, alsi any discounts for playstation plus members?


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 12:00 pm said:

    The price is the same – plans start as low as $15/month, and there is a free 7 day trial. 1 Month is $19.99, or you can get 3 Months for $44.99. Also, you only need one subscription to play the games on any PS Now enabled platform!


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+ RadicalRay90210 on May 4th, 2015 at 11:36 am said:

Can we please get ratchet and clank future tools of destruction on ps now ? That is the only way I’ll try the service I’m not playing crack in time until that and quest for booty is on it.


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 12:15 pm said:

    Thanks for the suggestions! Here are the Ratchet & Clank games currently in the subscription:

    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
    Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
    Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

    We’ll be adding new games to the subscription monthly, so keep the suggestions coming…


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+ JayBizzle311 on May 4th, 2015 at 12:00 pm said:

Is this a new version of Farming Simulator???

Because Farming Simulator has been on PS Now since darn near the beginning when it was first released on PS4..

I haven’t tried PS Now yet… But I know Farming Simulator is already on there because it is one of the few games I’ve considering getting super stoned and trying out.


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 12:21 pm said:

    Farming Simulator was available before as a rental-only game on PS Now, but it proved to be so popular, we thought it would make an awesome game to add to the subscription! Grab a 7-day free trial and check it out…


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+ Mihalick on May 4th, 2015 at 12:03 pm said:

For a fraction of the price, GameFly still beats the PS Now program by offering a better selection of games (plus the convenience of offline play). Sony really needs to improve PS Now before I would even begin to think of purchasing it.


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+ Insomnia999 on May 4th, 2015 at 12:09 pm said:

Any word on further device support (more smart tv’s, iOS, android, set top boxes, etc.)?

Support from more top 3rd party publishers?

1 year sub option?


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    + Jack Buser on May 4th, 2015 at 12:31 pm said:

    You can already find PS Now on select Sony TVs and Blu-ray players, and is coming very soon to Samsung TVs. We have a full roadmap of devices in the works as well. Also, expect some great news soon from publishers about PS Now!


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+ gohan16ken on May 4th, 2015 at 12:22 pm said:

Dear Sony,

I am very disappointed in PS Now. I like neither the subscription nor the rental model. It should have on demand model. Make it like PS video. Allow users the option when buying a game digitally, they can either stream it online and/or download it for offline viewing. Allow users who already purchase the game on PS3 digitally to get it on PS Now at no additional cost.

Also, add PS1 and PS2 games to it.

Or just make a PS1, PS2, and P3 emulator. Compare Nintendo’s Virtual Console.

Thanks.


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+ Rezznak on May 4th, 2015 at 12:27 pm said:

I’d rather just have the option to BUY old ps1 or ps2 titles on ps4. And I certainly don’t want to pay to RENT titles I already played recently on ps3 since ps4 isn’t that old yet. I’m sorry, but for me personally, this rental service?….no thanks.


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+ Kid_Loser on May 4th, 2015 at 12:28 pm said:

I’ve just been wanting Resonance of Fate and 3D Dot Game Heroes to come to PSNow. Been asking for it forever. Tweeted Sega and Atlus and emailed through the company contact page and nothing. I feel Sony is really lacking in getting more 3rd party games on the service.


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+ gohan16ken on May 4th, 2015 at 12:31 pm said:

Copy* Nintendo’s Virtual Console.

It seems Sony wants to make PS Now more like Redbook and Netflix. PS Now should be like iTunes. Allow users to purchase all PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4 games digitally on PS devices, Smart TV, and PC. And those who already bought the game digitally, they should get it on PS Now for no additional fee. The lack of digitally backward compatibility is selfish and greedy. You can easily make a PS1, PS2, and PS3 emulator.

Please, Sony, allow me to preserve my PS3 games. I invested over a $1000 in digital games and it should be able to go with me wherever.

Also, as please link Ultraviolet to PS Video. Sony is a supporter of Ultraviolet. Please free up the reserve space for the OS on PS3. I should not have to be giving up 100GB of space on my 1TB HDD. Also, please support individual item backup to external HDD on PS3 and the ability to load games from it. Finally, give us 2 step verification for PSN.

Thanks.


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+ KBG29 on May 4th, 2015 at 12:35 pm said:

Hey Sony,

Been having a blast with PS Now. I subscribed day one, and have been using it on the Vita almost exclusivly. I have a 3G Vita which I use with Skype as my cell. After hugly disapointing time with Xperia Z line of phones I have moved back to what is still the best mobile devices ever released, the PlayStation Vita 3G/Wifi.

There is one thing that is really missing though. I tinked with Remote Play and PS Now via tethering while I had the Xperia Z3, and both worked without a hitch. Is there any chance we will see a 4G Vita released, or perhapps a PlayStation Phone on the Vita OS with 4G?

If we could get access to PlayStation Now, PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Music, and Remote Play over 4G on a future Vita model, then Sony will hands down have the best mobile device on the market. This would be an innovation in the mobile space. A mobile that can game with the big boys, has all the buttons to acomplish unique and innovative gameplay, and still handle day to day, texting, calling, e-mails, banking, and social media apps.

Thanks For where we are today, I look forward to great thing for the future of PS Now, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, and PS4.


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+ vongruetz on May 4th, 2015 at 12:39 pm said:

Seems like it would be easier to be able to sign up for the subscription from the web store or the app before doing it on every device. Any chance this is coming soon?


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+ hkazub on May 4th, 2015 at 12:52 pm said:

Any news on when this service is coming to Brazil?


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+ davidxraw on May 4th, 2015 at 12:53 pm said:

I’ve been patiently waiting and it’s finally here. I much rather be subscribed to PS Now than PS Plus. Are local stores going to carry PS Now cards just like PS Plus? Are movies going to be added to PS Now? Be sure to lookout for requests from us gamers on games we want to see added. Thank you so much.


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    + Jack Buser on May 5th, 2015 at 10:21 am said:

    Yes, please any games you would like to see please let us know. We will try as hard as we can to secure them for PS Now!

    Also keep an eye out for PS Now at retail stores. We’re going to be ramping up our activity there in general quite a bit.


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+ spacedelete2 on May 4th, 2015 at 12:53 pm said:

don’t care about PS Now. make a PS1 and PS2 emulator on PS4 and i’ll even pay for it. i’m not paying to rent monthly for sub 720p, sub 30 fps, poorly optimized PS3 games which were awful ports last gen and then add lag, always online and disconnections and it amazes me Sony wasted their money on this. i hope PS now fails and loses you alot of money Sony.


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+ Blunt_Whisperer on May 4th, 2015 at 1:09 pm said:

Jack, awesome job keeping up with comments and answering questions. Seriously, the blog site does a great job.


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    + Jack Buser on May 5th, 2015 at 10:16 am said:

    Thanks! I make sure to set aside time to answer as much as I can right after the post goes live. I’m jumping back in today as well. So much good feedback here!


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+ Hakumen__ on May 4th, 2015 at 1:12 pm said:

Will PS Now subscriptions also come to Playstation TV? I was disappointed to find that not only Netflix skipped on the PSTV, but also that Powers, the first original TV series for Playstation, was ironically not available on Playstation TV.


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    + Jack Buser on May 5th, 2015 at 10:18 am said:

    PS Now rentals are on PlayStation TV now, and subscription is coming soon! Remember, in the meantime, if you are a subscriber, you can access the subscription games for free on PlayStation TV. Just navigate to them in the rentals menu…


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+ KazeEternal on May 4th, 2015 at 1:25 pm said:

You know what would be great? If sony spent as much time marketing and making games for PS Vita and PS TV as it does on PS Now.


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+ Dethfuse on May 4th, 2015 at 1:26 pm said:

I’m loving the service so far. Looking forward to playing Sanctum this month. If I had a suggestion for games to bring I’d have to say Dues Ex or Alien Rage. Thanks for constantly improving the service!


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+ JayBizzle311 on May 4th, 2015 at 1:33 pm said:

Thank You for response Jack!. I wasn’t aware that not the single rentals and subscription were separate. I thought you had the choice to either rent individually or subscribe for the entire catalog.

So I figured subscribers already would of had access to Farming simulator. My mistake. I’ll definitely give it a go!

Thanks again for responding!


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    + Jack Buser on May 5th, 2015 at 10:21 am said:

    My pleasure! Have a blast it’s a great game!


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+ Maj_Mosh on May 4th, 2015 at 1:59 pm said:

I am sure plus will super suck now on PS3. Ps plus went downhill since psnow started. As other’s said already ps now is way over priced compared to gamefly, red box etc. Happy I got to enjoy the early good years of plus.


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+ KanoFace on May 4th, 2015 at 2:38 pm said:

What a boring month all around in my opinion first more bad indies and now these will be the ps now games of May? C’mon sony step your game up! Please give us more options on vita along with some better titles for ps plus and maybe I’ll consider renewing my ps plus sub may is over for me let’s see how June goes! C’mon bring on the triple A titles please.


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+ TeamGreen615 on May 4th, 2015 at 2:40 pm said:

My internet is too slow. I live on a cul-de-sac and my service providers have always said my house is the last one on the line and that’s why my signal strength is so low. I can’t even get remote play to work, which is a huge disappointment for me.


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+ PainOfSarrow on May 4th, 2015 at 3:04 pm said:

il do the 7 day trial just for the hell of it.


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    + Jack Buser on May 5th, 2015 at 10:23 am said:

    Please do! The trial is there so you can check our PS Now for free and see if you like it. I think you’ll have a blast!


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+ AnoyoIkari on May 4th, 2015 at 3:14 pm said:

I haven’t even given the PS Now Trial a try. Not that I don’t want to or that I’m not interested. I don’t feel comfortable putting my personal credit card information on PSN. Too many breaches and problems that it isn’t worth the risk. So when it is required to have your credit card info to even do the trial; then no thank you. Now if it allowed itself to bill you from what you had in your wallet monthly or however you have it setup. Then I would make sure I had the money in there, via a pre paid PSN card. The way it is now though, PS Now isn’t for me.


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+ beef_child on May 4th, 2015 at 3:38 pm said:

How about a ps+ model like this:

At the start of the month allow us to play it for free as usual, or purchase at a substantial discount, say 80-90% off.

Allow us to DL a demo to try it to see if we want to purchase or just play it as long as we have plus, for those games we are not sure if we care to own.


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+ beef_child on May 4th, 2015 at 3:40 pm said:

In regards to ps now, why should I subscribe to play games I already purchased? How are those games to be handled? Can I stream games I already own without a subscription?


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+ thegodofgreen on May 4th, 2015 at 3:48 pm said:

jet set radio and radio future for PS4 / PSnow we needd


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+ ALTEREDGAMER1056 on May 4th, 2015 at 4:00 pm said:

PS Now is a awesome service in theory, but where are all the PS3 Exclusives that have come to define Playstation over the last generation?

There’s too many third party games and PSN arcade games on PS Now and hardly any AAA PS3 Exclusives.

I Want to see the following 5 PS3 Exclusives on PS NOW!

-Heavenly Sword

-Folklore

-Demon Souls

-Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

-Jak and Daxter Collection


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+ billion_8 on May 4th, 2015 at 4:10 pm said:

Extend ps now to other region instead!


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+ PanTheMan16 on May 4th, 2015 at 4:54 pm said:

@3 – No disrespect, but you not being able to afford it is not Sony’s problem. That’s like asking them to lower the costs of games and consoles because you can’t afford it. Yeah, cheaper is nicer for the consumer, but the request is unrealistic.
See how many games you can rent from Blockbuster for 3 months with $45 and you may appreciate just how reasonable that price actually is. It’ sucks if your disposable income is too little to enjoy all the games you want, but gaming isn’t everything.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 5:45 pm said:

Sony messed up by deciding that backwards compatibility was not such a great thing for a console to have. They were absolutely wrong to think that the golden feature was simply no longer needed and a better alternative is warranted thus explains the downgrading of the last, great backwards-compatible machine: the PS3.

PSNow is still in its infancy. All I’m saying is that the investment could be made somewhere else, like making the next iteration (PS4 Slim) backwards-compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. OF course this could be applied now to the existing PS4 but Sony keeps turning a blind eye to this and I just could not understand why. A lot of us gamers that proved loyal to the PS line of consoles and games since day one in 1995 still have that certain nostalgic factor of holding on to our collection of games that we all know too well, can only be immortalized in their original, disc formats.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 5:45 pm said:

One of the commenters that posted in this blog made perfect sense in asking just how can the subscription be justified when the players already “own” copies of games (that they actually want to play…), whether it be in disc or digital version. Someone please enlighten me as to why I need to pay the premium fee only to be told to wait because they are currently “adding” to the online catalog and even then there’s no assurance that hard-hitting, exclusive titles (Best Hits anyone?) will make it on there.

PS2 had backwards compatibility that included features to speed up loading times and advanced anti-aliasing.

PS3 had backwards compatibility only for a certain time.

PS4? Well??

I’m sorry but honestly I think it’s sabotage. Even the dictionary’s description fits perfectly: The conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions.


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+ Zioneering on May 4th, 2015 at 5:48 pm said:

So………………. Where’s DEMONS SOULS / DARK SOULS ??????? =(((


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+ SpooNManX on May 4th, 2015 at 5:55 pm said:

I have nothing against this service, but I also don’t think it’s a good substitute for not having PS1 and PS2 classics playable locally on the PS4. I have a good internet connection, but still find the amount of lag to make twitch games unplayable.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 5:56 pm said:

I would have paid $599, $699 or however much for a PlayStation 4 that has backwards compatibility with the whole world-wide spectrum of PS3, PS2 and PS1 games. PS Plus is the only thing needed for online gaming and extras like free downloadable games, themes, etc and yes, I think it was possible for the PS4 to transfer PS3, PS2 and PS1 disc data into the HDD and make it an official digital copy of the game instead of having to stream it online. I need to know if anyone is with me on this.


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+ SoYoung on May 4th, 2015 at 7:16 pm said:

I think 5 games (old, very old games btw) per month is not enough for the price you ask. This service have the same number of games release as PS PLUS per month but its extremely more expensive and to be honest, is lacking quality games.

I tried the service and it perform and play very well, but for the price you ask, we should have the entire ps now catalog


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+ rudetoy on May 4th, 2015 at 7:24 pm said:

These 5 game additions for May are very disappointing. It’s a good thing there are already some great titles on PS NOW to sink your teeth into (Bioshock Infinite, Arkham City, Last of Us, etc).

Come on, PS NOW, let’s get some other strong titles in there, like…Beyond: 2 Souls.


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+ rudetoy on May 4th, 2015 at 7:31 pm said:

@ DA3NAPPUX- Yes, I’m inclined to agree with you.

About 3 years ago, my launch day PS3 phat model died. Rather than buy a new PS3, I waited for a PS4, hoping it would have backwards compatability, like the initial PS3’s did with PS2 games. I was very disappointed to find out it did not.

Now, I have dozens and dozens of + PS3 titles that I can’t play at all, even though I can get PS NOW, etc. PS NOW doesn’t recognize even previous *PURCHASES* (let alone PLUS titles) that you have made for the game. You still have to pay a subscription fee to stream the game, whether you own the digital version or not. This is ridiculous.

Sony has the right thinking in bringing PS3 titles back to the forefront with PS NOW. But if Sony wants to keep its customers, it has to reward them for previous purchases, not PENALIZE them. To have to pay for a game multiple times is ridiculous.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 8:53 pm said:

@ rudetoy – You Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.


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+ dserna247 on May 4th, 2015 at 9:17 pm said:

Can we please add the DLC: Fat Roles for Fat Princess!


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+ PanTheMan16 on May 4th, 2015 at 9:41 pm said:

@DA3NAPPUX – Backwards compatibility would have been incredible, but not at the prices you mentioned. I actually discussed this a lot, prior to PS4’s launch. What it obviously comes down to is money. It would have increased the production costs, but it’s possible that Sony also didn’t want to tank PS3 console sales. What I thought would have been ideal is a trial, where Sony would have accepted pre-orders for PS4’s with BC (perhaps for $449.99) and PS4’s without it. They could have planned a limited run just to test the waters, and if they found that the BC PS4 pre-orders were in high demand, they could have planned to make the full jump to BC with that higher price tag, or continue to produce both versions of the console. It would have been ideal for us, but like I said, I think PS3 console sales had to have played a part in that decision. Sony was still making a ton of money from PS2 sales after the PS3 had launched.
It’s not what many of us wanted, but I still have my PS3 anyway, so it’s not a terribly huge deal for most PlayStation fans. Granted, it is not ideal, and I personally would be much more inclined to play PS3 games if I could play them on my preferred console, but it’s not unmangeable.


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+ TheDark7070 on May 4th, 2015 at 10:14 pm said:

Make a new more powerful PSP and I’ll be the first to buy it


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 11:14 pm said:

@ PanTheMan16 – First gen PS3s were sold at $599 if I’m not mistaken, but obviously due to other bells and whistles that it came with like additional 2 USB and the media ports plus BC. I just don’t know why the PS3 would be the most expensive unit out of all four considering the normal rise in cost with the release of a new system. $599 makes more sense unless there really wasn’t that much stuff in the PS3 to begin with? For the most part I agree with you but a newly-released, highly-anticipated next-gen console that costs $150 less than its older counterpart, no.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 11:19 pm said:

@ PanTheMan16 – According to trustedreviews.com: “The PS3 and PS4 use completely different system architectures, which means the PS4 would need to emulate the PS3’s system in order to make the games work. The figure often quoted is that a system needs ten times the power of the thing it’s emulating in order to do so at full speed. Sony does claim that the PS4 meets this ‘ten times’ more powerful mark, but producing a workable emulator also requires a whole lot of work when working with a system of the PS3’s complexity. And that means a healthy cash investment, too.” >>> This is why to me, $599 sounds more realistic if Sony ever did go this route.


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+ DA3NAPPUX on May 4th, 2015 at 11:30 pm said:

I guess my point here really is that backwards compatibility shouldn’t only be exactly that. Look at the PS2 and how they included disc speed and texture options along with BC for PS1 games and believe me, I’ve seen the difference (in some games though, disc speed didn’t work quite as well especially games with voice-overs, the audio would be sped up and didn’t sync with the rest of the game!) PS3 offered plain ol’ BC without any special treatment for PS2 games, and this is where I first started to get annoyed. I, for one, am very optimistic that whatever features were present in a certain generation console will also make it to its successor, even if it’s not an improved version (I mean who didn’t want to see faster loading times and smoother textures on PS2 games played on PS3?) Blame it on my imagination but I think it’d be awesome to see the same thing being done on PS4 for PS3 games.


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+ Swordfish64 on May 4th, 2015 at 11:33 pm said:

The subscription service has been great so far and I’m excited about this month’s new additions. I’m looking forward to the day when the PS2 SOCOM games are available to play on and offline!


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