The biggest problem that i see Microsoft and Sony doing is the same mistake and assumption that there fans of a platform wouldnt all want to play retro games from previous generations. The reality is that if you read discussions on this feature more than enough people want it. What Sony and Microsoft should be doing is using a combination of software and hardware methoads on the next gen systems so hundreads of disc based games will run.English Invader wrote: ↑Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:37 amI guess I have a beef with console manufacturers claiming backwards compatibility when it's not supported in hardware and the library of games is significantly reduced. In my book, if I can't play my old discs or any used discs I buy in the future, it's not backwards compatible in any way that matters to me and manufacturers have a cheek selling it like PS1 to PS2 when the reality is a lot different to that.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the current gen systems and may even branch out to one of them in the not too distant future but my decisions will be based completely on their current games and backwards compatibility (for want of a better word) will not be taken into account.
When the Xbox,Xbox 360 systems were released they were quite pricey, now the costs of that hardware have dropped and will be ridiculosly cheap to include the chips etc in next gen consoles.This can also be said for PS1,2 and 3 as hardware isnt expensive forever and drops in price later anyway. This also brings me to raise another point which is a good one.
The licencing issues could be tackled far faster if both Sony and Microsoft began contacting developers of there Xbox and Playstation brand games and asked them for permission a few years before there next gen systems to get a huge line of the respected brands games backwards compatible at launch. They could also invite them to also develop new gamess and sequals of popular games series.
Add all those into next gen systems and you have a solid lineup for gamers both retro and new which is what everyone needs.