It’s been a feature that PlayStation fans have requested for years and years, and Sony has sort’ve given in with releasing PS2 titles in infrequent bursts on the PS4, but PlayStation Executive Jim Ryan suggests that there’s a perfectly good reason for why we don’t have PS1/PS2/PS3 games readily available on our PS4 units.

“When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much,” said Ryan to Time Magazine.

“That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?” continued Ryan 

Whilst we agree to some degree in the sense that nostalgia definitely does change how games would play in today’s day and age, but it’d still be very nice to be able to play some PlayStation classics on PS4. PSP and VITA had a lot of PS1 titles, but it’s annoying to have to keep them charged when those devices are now defunct.

Thanks, TIME.

  • Gary

    It’s true. While it’s nice n looks good on paper to have BC, but it’s a function that I can’t see myself using a lot. There are a few old must plays on the PS3s Ive missed, but I just hook my ps3 for it. Takes a few minutes. Once I’m done with them I can’t see myself playing anymore PS3 games.

  • luke-vdv

    Just excuses from Sony. People want to play their games on a single console whenever possible. Microsoft did it and there are no valid reasons why Sony couldn’t except laziness.