Great Debate: HD vs. BC
In an ideal world, backward compatibility and HD updates would peacefully and happily co-exist. However, Sony’s release this week of the God of War Saga and Ratchet & Clank Collection reminds us that this is not the case.
Because the PlayStation 3 was stripped of its ability to run PlayStation 2 games early in its lifecycle, for most gamers, these HD remakes are the only way to revisit Sony’s classics, short of dredging up a last-gen console. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. After all, the HD remakes sport a crisp new sheen, one that’s far more palatable to current sensibilities. And it’s not like they play any different.
The next generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles is coming on, and the rise of HD remakes is sure to add a new wrinkle to the inevitable backward compatibility debate. Having emerged victorious on the question of free-to-play, Hollander Cooper (1-0-0) takes on GamesRadar newcomer Tom Magrino (0-0-0) in...
Great Debate: HD Updates vs. Backward Compatibility
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