You want to play PS3 games on the PS4? That’s how it works

While the Xbox One is backwards compatible, playing PS3 games on the PS4 is a bit more difficult. We’ll tell you what you need to know.

Although Microsoft and Sony seem to be getting closer, there is still some competition between the company and the community. One thing the Xbox One clearly precedes the consoles of the Japanese manufacturer: the backward compatibility. Because unlike the Microsoft devices, it is not even easy to play PS3 games on the PS4 .

PS3 games on PS4: Why no backward compatibility?

Basically, the hardware of the Sony consoles prevents you from playing PS3 games on the PS4. But why is that? After all, Microsoft has long decided to allow older games for the Xbox One. Unfortunately, we can not tell you exactly what the Japanese company decided to do then, but what the future looks like is already known.

For example, various PS5 rumors , some of which have been confirmed, are already known, in which sometimes the downward compatibility of the new generation also plays a role. Until then, however, the Sony gamers have to deal with temporary solutions. While it has been possible to bring PS3 games to the PS4 for a limited period of time – for a fee – PlayStation Now now offers completely new options.

The following games are supported by the code appreciation:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
  • Battlefield 4
  • NBA 2K14

Can PS3 games be played on PS4?

PlayStation Now is a subscription service that’s already familiar to vendors like EA and Microsoft. Although it is not available worldwide, at least German gamers can enjoy its advantages. The service is provided monthly with new games, which sometimes come from previous generations of consoles such as the PlayStation 3.

But PlayStation Now also makes it possible to stream games through other consoles and even smart TVs. Already announced in 2015, this offer now works well and ensures that you can stream and play both PS2 and PS3 games on PS4.

How much is PS Now?

For € 14.99 a month or € 99.99 a year, PS Now gives you around 600 instant games, and more than 250 you can download and play. Services such as streaming PS3 games to the PS4 are included in the package. PSN Credit Codes also allow you to increase the amounts available on your PlayStation Now account.

Play PS3 games on the PS4 – with PlayStation Now

Until the PlayStation 5 is for sale, you have to be content with the software solutions Sony. But there are also enough games for the current console that are more than convincing. Take a look at the list of PS4 games releases to see what the year holds for you. Or you learn more about the “Red Dead Redemption 2” cheats for PS4 and Xbox and put on a Wild Western Speedrun.


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