Sony London has been hard at work on some
very hush-hush PlayStation 3 goodness. According to sources close to GamesIndustry.biz
, Sony's UK studios are
hard at work on both the PlayStation Network (codenamed "PlayStation HUB") and backwards compatibility
software for PS2/PSOne emulation.
If the sources are correct, then the PlayStation 3's backwards
compatibility is not as certain as it once was. Software emulation is the same trick being used by the Xbox 360 to play
original Xbox title, and Microsoft is still trying to get its back catalogue to function properly (as of today, our
is still not playable on our shiny 360 consoles). The source claims that "a
surprising number of PS2 titles are already working on PS3 prototype hardware." Sony must get the majority of its
back catalogue compatible with the new PlayStation or they will lose one of their key speaking points.
Sony does manage to get all (or a majority) of its PSOne / PS2 games compatible with the PlayStation 3 -- how much space
is that going to take up on the recently-confirmed
HDD? And what about imported
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]