Lack of proper backwards compatibility is disappointing.
I'll deal with it, but I had hoped for full compatibility somehow. At the very least I saw it as some sort of insurance that purchased PS3 downloads would remain available for a longer period of time than they otherwise might've been had the PS4 been compatible with them.
But they can continue streaming this stuff even after all PS3 server's have had the plug pulled. So it will hardly serve as encouragement to maintain PSN for the PS3 past the date when most of their customer's had moved on to the PS4. If anything, this might move that date up.
I hope if they're going this route that it's at least free. PS4 identifies a specific game in your disc drive and automatically starts playing it (Or recognizes that you have a digital purchase and does similarly). Not going to pay to stream old games.
And if they're going this route, I hope they do something for digital PSP and Vita purchases tied to our accounts to allow us to do similarly with those games. If backwards compatibility is all streaming, there's no reason why PSP and even Vita downloads shouldn't be allowed to be streamed to our PS4's and be played on tv.
Anything said about locking down retail games?
Edited by Leo_Ames - 2/20/13 at 4:31pm