Gamer Update: PlayStation 4 Games and Compatibility

February 27, 2013 | Shay Mathews

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The list of games gearing up for the PlayStation 4 release grows by the week. Deep Down, Destiny, Diablo III, Drive Club, Final Fantasy, Infamous: Second Son, Kill Zone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Watch Dogs, The Witness and the highly anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will all make their debut on the next generation console, according to IGN.

A few others are rumored to be in the works, but haven't been confirmed yet, including RockStar's Grand Theft Auto V and the upcoming Call of Duty sequel.

But what about the games fans already have? Well, like its predecessors, the PS4 will not support backward compatibility, so games from the PS3, PS2 and older generations will not work on the new console. In addition, the PS4 will support 4K video and photos, but not 4K games. And while it is capable of handling 3D, the technology will not be a focus.

All is not lost however. According to Sony, remote play will be in place for the PS4 and PS Vita. "The Remote Play side will work," said Shuhei Yoshida during an interview with IGN. "So we're saying virtually every PS4 game will be playable with PS Vita via Remote Play, so you can connect your Vita to your PS4, especially at home. It's a great experience." The exception is games that are camera-only. Let's hope that Sony is able to capitalize on the technology this time around.

The online streaming services that come with gaming consoles have become more important over the last few years as families have opted to use the console as their sole source for digital entertainment. With that in mind, Sony has confirmed that Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Crunchyroll, NHL, MLB.tv, Epix, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and Facebook will be stream from the PS4. It appears that fans will be unable to play audio CDs however.

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