As of today Sony is The undisputed leader In the latest generation of consoles, and this is happening thanks to several smart and vital steps that make consumers prefer its product over the competitor from home Microsoft Office. However, it also seems that she is not really immune to strange decisions (wrong?) And not really popular.
About two weeks ago, the Japanese manufacturers India and declared That officially support back-to-back games from the next generationPlaystation 2 is on its way to their new console, and this has pleased us and a lot of other retro-gaming enthusiasts around the world.
What Sony forgot to make clear at the announcement is that it's not really full backward support - but a kind of remake of the HD Remaster versions we've seen in the PlayStation 3 generation - consumers can not really run their PS2 titles on-PS4, But will be required to purchase old-fashioned titles that have been upgraded to 1080p and will be offered in the company's digital store - from 10 to 15 per game.
This is not a typo - Sony Has announced that it will sell selected titles that have already celebrated its tenth birthday and even its 15th birthday for $ 10 to $ 15, also to players who have already purchased the same game in the past and have in their hands its original disc. This is certainly not a particularly fair or wise move on the part of the company, and we very much hope to see a 'return in repentance' that will include a price reduction, as well as a free download offer (or at least at a very symbolic price) to anyone who purchased the same game at the turn of the millennium.
We saw a small bright spot on the part of the company when it comes to backing up games from the PlayStation 3 era, support that is known to come from the PlayStation Now service for streaming games directly via the network. Sony withdrew from the intention to offer consumers the purchase and rental of each title separately for a price of a few dollars, And announced Because they will offer a new 'play-as-you-can' track in all the titles in the service for $ 100 for a year.
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This is a price that sounds much more reasonable to us for such a streaming service, which will become more and more urgent as it expands and develops. Now we have to wonder when, if anything, Sony will set up servers to serve in Israel or in a country close enough to make reasonable time - and give us an opportunity to access the library of hundreds of PS3 titles online completely.
For dessert, Sony also announced the intention to launch an application that will allow the direct streaming of PlayStation 4 games to the PC that will be connected to the same network - similar to what already exists on the console.Xbox One The competitor. This is not a crazy breakthrough, but it is certainly nice to have a mobile option to switch your console game to a laptop or stationary computer,Playstation 4 is connected to the TV in the living room and needs to be evacuated in favor of another home.