PSN Games and PS3 Save Data will Not Transfer to PS4

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This morning, following last night’s big PlayStation 4 reveal, Sony’s Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that Sony’s current generation PSN games and PlayStation 3 save data will not be able to transfer over to the PlayStation 4.  Although admitting at last night’s PlayStation 4 reveal that PlayStation 3 games would not be compatible with its latest console, Sony will try and make PlayStation 3 titles playable “in some form”.

Keep in mind that because of the different architectures between the PS3 and PS4, they will only manage to bring some PlayStation 3 titles that don’t use too much of the PlayStation 4’s power when in emulation.  Shuhei Yoshiba also mentioned that Sony will aim to offer server-side and even cloud services to bring a bigger library of older games, but it seems that idea is in their long term plans.

The big news here is that PS3 save data and PSN games won’t transfer over to the PS4. Seems like something Sony should seriously reconsider, considering how many people have invested heavily both their time and money into their PS3. But it may just be one of those necessary evils that occurs with the birth of a new console generation.

What do you all think? Let us know in the comments.


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