Console Shock Podcast 80: Backwards Compatibility

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast!

With the release of the next-gen consoles, there has been some debate on the backwards compatibility features of the PS5. Some people were hoping to be able to play everything all the way back to the PS1, others are quite happy with the ability to just play PS4 games on it. Sony have said that back compat is a feature many people ask for, but few use. Does Xbox do it better? We jump in with our own thoughts on playing old games on new systems!

– Stu finally gets an Xbox Series X!

– A look at the history of backwards compatibility in consoles.

– Our thoughts on Sony’s backwards compatibility stance.

– Sony IE’s CEO Jim Ryan’s comments on old games.

– How Xbox does back compat vs PlayStation.

– The developer mode back compat “hack” on the Xbox Series consoles.

– Is the OG PS3 the greatest back compat console ever made?

Intro/Outro Music – Mean Streets – WCW Monday Night Nitro Theme – WCW (1995) – Composer(s): Jonathan Elias

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