Sony Ups PlayStation 3's PS2 Compatibility Count

But still won't name games...

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Sony Ups PlayStation 3's PS2 Compatibility Count
Speaking at Sony's London 'media space' - the 3Rooms - head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, added to the numbers of PS2 games that are claimed to be compatible with the PlayStation 3: an additional 200 unnamed titles have been added to the list, which is to be made public on March 23rd at faq.eu.playstation.com/bc.

Apparently, even more legacy titles are to made playable following the firmware upgrade to 1.6 that will have to be downloaded post launch. PSOne games are also due - in downloadable form later in the year.

On the hardware front, a new HD camera and microphone with spatial awareness are due, once again, later in the year.

Also mentioned but not officially announced at the event was the fact that while Sony wants to enable some form of commerce in its Home social networking set-up, it has no desire to take on the responsibility of regulating any market.

Vague assertions were made regarding the potential for the PSP to make use of some, limited PS3 functionality. Some future watching was also added to the mix with the idea that a cinema in Home would enable users to download what is 'showing' to their PS3s.


Source: PlayThree.net
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hollywooda 15 Mar 2007 10:56
1/10
I dont know if its true but i heard this second rate, downgraded version of the PS3. cant play MGS3, Gods of War or GTA Libert city, Guitar hero 2, Shadow of the Colossus?.... these seem like pretty big titles to leave out? I hate that people keep saying yer but that can be fixed with a patch, what happens to people like my sister little boy who wont have his online?
Tim Smith 15 Mar 2007 11:17
2/10
hollywooda wrote:
I dont know if its true but i heard this second rate, downgraded version of the PS3. cant play MGS3, Gods of War or GTA Libert city, Guitar hero 2, Shadow of the Colossus?.... these seem like pretty big titles to leave out? I hate that people keep saying yer but that can be fixed with a patch, what happens to people like my sister little boy who wont have his online?


We heard that - however, I'm not sure if the German site had been using a debug unit or a full-retail PS3 (doubtful). Therefore, rather than scaremongering, we're waiting to carry out a full-test ourselves. We will be running a news story regarding the 'reports' however.
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honest_jon 15 Mar 2007 12:09
3/10
dunno about you

but that url no work for me, taking too long to respond or something
Tim Smith 15 Mar 2007 12:12
4/10
honest_jon wrote:
dunno about you

but that url no work for me, taking too long to respond or something


As we said:

SPOng wrote:

"an additional 200 unnamed titles have been added to the list, which is to be made public on March 23rd at faq.eu.playstation.com/bc."



:-)
Andronix 15 Mar 2007 15:00
5/10
This is a great story!
What's more great is that I reported this on my website, www.PlayThree.net and the whole info about the HDCam/Mic with spatial awareness was privately revealed to me.

Im very happy that Spong, one of my favourite websites, used my story- but at least give me the credit or a link back to the original story guys?!

Anyway, keep the good work up.
Tim Smith 15 Mar 2007 15:09
6/10
Andronix wrote:
This is a great story!
What's more great is that I reported this on my website, www.PlayThree.net and the whole info about the HDCam/Mic with spatial awareness was privately revealed to me.

Im very happy that Spong, one of my favourite websites, used my story- but at least give me the credit or a link back to the original story guys?!

Anyway, keep the good work up.


Arghhghgh! I apologise for the credit not going into the story (as is our usual practise) - I've now updated it.
Andronix 15 Mar 2007 17:32
7/10
thanks!
(and if you have any vacancies or freelance work going just give us a shout!)
Tim Smith 15 Mar 2007 17:36
8/10
Andronix wrote:
thanks!
(and if you have any vacancies or freelance work going just give us a shout!)


Contact me at [email protected]
jordanlund 15 Mar 2007 19:03
9/10
Uh... the Guitar Hero games won't work on any version of the PS3 as there's no place to plug in the guitar...
tyrion 15 Mar 2007 20:11
10/10
jordanlund wrote:
Uh... the Guitar Hero games won't work on any version of the PS3 as there's no place to plug in the guitar...

There are apparently USB adaptors for PlayStation pads that will work with the guitar, but not all of them. Kotaku had a piece a while back about one that apparently works.

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