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Friday, 03 June 2011 08:40

NGP to offer backward compatibility

Written by David Stellmack

Will offer support for PSP downloaded titles
Sony has confirmed that the new upcoming handheld (or NGP, if you prefer) will offer backward compatibility.

While the backward compatibility offering may not be ready on release day, the unit will be able to play downloaded PSP titles that users already own. This news is actually a bit of a surprise, considering that the last time Sony did backward compatibility (as on the PS3) they ended up tossing it out.

From what we understand, the backward compatibility is really nothing more than downloading a new NGP version of the game. The NGP updated versions will offer some additional support, such as support for the second analog stick, for example.

Rumors of cross platform play continue, but we will see how that evolves the closer we get to the actual E3 announcement. According to the whispers that we have heard, Sony plans to launch the NGP in at least one region during the holiday season. If not by the holiday season, it will be by the end of the year, for sure. It is likely that the NGP will not arrive in the U.S. until at least next year.

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+3 #1 123s 2011-06-03 10:00
+4 #2 Warhead 2011-06-03 10:03
This new PSP looks good in all aspect unlike that failure called PSP Go.

Looking forward to it! :D
+2 #3 easygamer 2011-06-03 11:49
So, if I have already bought a PSP original UMD game, does that mean I will be able to download that same game on 'my' NGP?

Thanks. 8)
-4 #4 TechHog 2011-06-03 15:18
If you're going to tell us something we've known for months, why not just repeat everything?
0 #5 ryanyomomma 2011-06-07 10:53
Sony should release an official rip app for UMD owners. I mean, it comes in a .iso to begin with, so why not?

wishful thinking, but there are definitely some games that I would love to transfer over to the Vita..

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