If a gaming console has backward compatibility, you can play the previous generation games in your latest console. This is really the best option that a console can have because if your console has backward compatibility, then you will not need to switch your console to play the previous generation games.
PS2 is backward compatible with the original PlayStation, and the early versions of PS3 had the same feature for PS2, but PS4 is not backward compatible with PS3. It means if you have PS4 and you want to play the games from PS3 console, you won’t be able to do it. But there are some ways to play PS3 games on the PS4 console. So, let’s get started.
PlayStation provides a service named PlayStation Now. It is a cloud gaming service that allows you to download a plethora of games. It is a game streaming service, you can download and play the game directly from the server, and the game will stream to your console as a video. But to access this feature, you will have to take its subscription that costs $9.99 in the United States and $8.99 in the United Kingdom.
You can avail yourself of many PS3 as well as PS2 games from this server; you can also buy games from the PlayStation Store and play on your PS4.
Why Doesn’t PS4 support PS3 Games?
PS4 doesn’t support PS3 discs, because it is made using completely different hardware and programmed to work entirely different from PS3. That’s the simple answer to this question.
But Sony has made the remake of some of the best PS3 games that can be played on PS4. Some of the games are listed below.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It is one of the most popular games, and its special edition was released on Playstation4, PC. Xbox One.
The upgraded version of this game was released in 2018. You can play this game on a 1080p resolution at 60fps, and you can also experience 4K resolution on the PS4 Pro version. This game got huge popularity on PS3, and hence it was upgraded to play on PS4 so that you can play this game on PS4 now.
The Last of Us
This game has fantastic gameplay with stunning visuals and emotional story, it was a huge hit on PS3, and its upgraded version for PS4 was released in 2014. You can experience a faster frame rate and higher graphics in its updated version. You can also play this game in 4K if you have a PS4 Pro version.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
The Uncharted series is a game with great storytelling and full of action. This game was also a huge hit on PS3. All three games of this series have been upgraded for PS4, and you can play this game on 1080p at 60 fps.
These are some of the ways to play PS3 games on your PS4. I hope you liked the article. Thank you!
Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.