Old game saves to work on PS3

Tuesday 8 August 2006
Sony has updated the FAQ section on its official PS3 site to reveal that gamers will be able to use their PS2 and PSone memory card saves when playing their current and past-gen games on the new console.

The explanation of just how this will work is as follows: "To use saved data on a PlayStation 2 memory card, you must copy the data on to a virtual memory card within the hard disk. This requires a PS2/PSone memory card adaptor to copy the data to your PlayStation 3. A memory card adaptor is designed to edit, up/download game saves to and from EMS flash card or smart media card."

So there you have it. Unfortunately, there's no news on how much the adaptor will cost but it's great to know that you'll be able to carry on playing San Andreas or Dragon's Quest on your PS3 without having to start again from scratch.