So, PS4 announcement happened. Nothing exciting there really, except that Sony finally figured out the importance of RAM, oh and the change to processor architecture from POWER to x86 wich is good since now making games for the system is about as easy as it is for the PC.
But with that change apparently comes alot of confusion for some.
Since they are changing the arcitechture, backwards compatability with PS3 is of out of the question and some people just can't comprehend this. I've seen this twice in the past week.
First in this weeks Jimquisition.
And once more on AlphaOmegaSins video on the subject,
and the comment section of both of course.
Both of them were basically argouing the same thing but Im gonna adress 2 arguments
that just baffle me.
Lets go over Mister Jim Sterling first since he does this shit for a living.
"There is Sony again fumbling with an inability to provide backwards compatability
for PS3, even the shit you bought on PSN. Physical discs I kind of get because of the cell processor nonsense, but PSN games? No excuse there, PS4's new innards are no excuse" - Jim Sterling
Im sorry, what? Do you have any fucking idea how computers work? At all? Im betting the answer is no, because this is pretty retarded logic. The storage media has fuckall to do with any given software functioning correctly. Software is software, If its programmed to work on certain proseccor architechture, it wont work on another one without emulation of that hardware, wich will be discussed more in length when I adress the next person but before that. I do understand the frustration however, it might not be cool decision gaming wise since it limits
the game library to PS4 games only.
But the thing is that the choice Sony had was either to keep the
clusterfuck that was the cell processor,
or become more developer friendly.
They chose developer friendliness, sucks for your backwards compatability
but thats just how that goes.
Oh and before you ask the first bach of PS3's had backwards compatability solely because they also had PS2 parts in the system, wich they took out to make the system cheaper to buy.
So unless you want to pay 900 bucks for PS4,
then just accept that there is no backwards compatability.
Now, time to adress another topic, Emulation.
Ahh yes, the thing that makes playing anything on anything possible.
Ok I'm lying, emulation is pretty much ALWAYS inaccurate.
But lets see what others say about this godsend technology.
|From some guy on the comment section of AlphaOmegaSins video|
Oh really now? So you're saying that you have achieved perfect ps2 emulation on your PC?
Either you're an amazing programmer that has done his own emulator that the rest of us dont have, or you just dont see the inconsistensies and framrate drops. Say, how much frameskip do you use?
Why do I doubt you? Well here's a link to the system requirements for a perfect SNES emulator.
You see how absurd those requirements are for such an old system? Yeah so perfect PS2 emulation is literally impossible as of right now, playable sure but not perfect. And how realistic does that PS3 emulation seem now? Even playable PS3 emulation is literally impossible as of right now.
So yeah there's your fucking emulation.
It's like tryin to fit a square piece trough the trianlge shape hole. It dosent work unless you make the piece out of sponge or similiar material, and after that it isnt the same piece.
In conclusion I really dont fault AlphaOmegaSin for not knowing all of this, He is just a guy on youtube, I can cut you some slack for not googling this one. But with Jim, dude, your job is journalism or so you say. Research is a part of that, you should really learn your shit
before spreading misinformation.