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Playstation 4 will be backwards compatible

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Sony’s highly-anticipated Playstation announcement, which is widely speculated to be about the next-generation Playstation 4, is less than a week away and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Playstation 4 will be able to stream Playstation 3 games. This news puts the evil thoughts to rest of the new Playstation lacking backwards compatibility.

The Playstation 3 games will be streamed over the internet using cloud technology acquired during the $380 million purchase of Gaikai last year. Sony is “investing heavily” into this technology for the next generation, reports the Journal.

“The new technology, to be unveiled Wednesday along with the new console, will allow users to play games delivered over the Internet, these people said. The streaming service, they added, is designed to use current PlayStation 3 titles on the new console; the new device is also expected to play new games stored on optical discs.” via WSJ.

Sony also plans to release a new Dualshock 4 controller leaked yesterday and an improved camera for the Playstation Move.

Here is another video released by Sony, teasing their Feb. 20th Playstation announcement:




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