Sony just revealed the PS4 on February 20. While there was plenty of information that got gamers excited, some of the news isn’t so welcome. Here’s three things that might hurt the PS4 when it launches later this year.
No backwards compatibility
The PS4 will not be able to play older PlayStation dics. However, a new cloud service will be able at some point in the next generation console’s life cycle. PlayStation Cloud will one day be able to stream PS, PS2, and PS3 games. This probably means gamers will have to pay for those titles again.
More focus on social interaction
How much social interaction in gaming is too much? Sony unveiled many new social features for the PS4. One of the biggest changes is using a profile from another network, like Facebook, as your PSN profile. Sony stressed using your real name instead of an username. Another social networking feature was the ability to see what your PSN friends are doing and help them out while they’re playing a game.
PSN games won’t transfer to the PS4
All the games you have downloaded in the last seven years on the PS3 won’t transfer to the PS4. This was just announced this morning. Instead, gamers will need to use the PlayStation Cloud. All of your saved data won’t transfer either.
There was plenty of interesting things at the reveal last night, like the new games and the new controller. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions and potentially disappointing aspects of the PS4. Gamers will find out first hand when the console is released this holiday season.