The PlayStation 4 is due to launch later this year in at least one territory with Microsoft’s Next Xbox not far behind, but despite the excitement that always builds up around the next-generation of home consoles, there are many who are up in arms about the lack of backwards compatibility.
So far we know that the PlayStation 4 won’t support your PlayStation 3 games or even the digital content you’ve been putting your money into over the last few years. Little is known about the Next Xbox, even the name of Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360 has managed to stay a secret so whether or not backwards compatibility is on the cards, we just don’t know.
Understandably, players and prospective customers of the next-generation consoles want to know whether they’ll be able to keep playing their favourite titles from this generation. Guess what? There’s no reason to stop.
The solution is simple, just keep your current console and play your games on the console it was intended for. At the end of the day, the PlayStation 4 and Next Xbox aren’t made with the past in mind, they’re looking to the future with new games, new experiences, dragging up the old era isn’t going to help.
Before you start going off on one in the comments, I’m just like you. I love my consoles and I wish that the next batch would fully support backwards compatibility, but if they don’t it’s not really that big a deal. You’ve already got a machine to play them on, how hard is it to just switch between your new console and old one?
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