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PSN purchases 'could' transfer to PlayStation 4

by Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST

Last night's PlayStation 4 event packed plenty of reason for optimism, with a few causes for reservation. Dave Perry, CEO of the now Sony-owned Gaikai, revealed that PlayStation 3 games aren't natively playable on the PS4, and announced that it could rely on streaming for backwards compatibility. But that doesn't mean all titles will work from day one, and now we've learned that your current PlayStation Network purchase history won't necessarily transfer over.

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Polygon that PlayStation 3 games, including PSN games, could be made available via cloud services or emulation, even without the native support. But he was more cautious when talking about whether your current purchase history would be recognized on the new platform. "We could do so if we choose to," he said. "We know who purchased what as a record. But we are working on service plans and we haven't decided."




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