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Topic: Debate:Should ps4 and xbox one do virtual console?

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DualWielding

21. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

I read that a while ago. So they must be experimenting with what they can do to get BC running, in one way or another.

If I already own the digital version of something, I think it would be fair to at least stream that title for free. There's no sense in asking for a subscribtion for something that you already own.

For example, since I own Gears of War 3 on Xbox 360, let me stream that game at no extra cost, aside from the Xbox Live payment.

Streaming is a different thing, of course it would be nice if they allowed you to stream for free games you already own but that doesn't make sense for any company financially, you are only seeing the negatives Sony has allowed you to use your PSone classics at no extra charge on PSP and Vita, its quite possible if they introduce PSOne classics on PS4 that they would not charge extra for that (they might but I think there's a good chance they won't)

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A more interesting question is, could Sony and Microsoft legally build emulators for Nintendo Consoles for people to play third party titles...... it has always been said that emulation is legal if you own the game...... so theoretically Sony could make a NES emulator for PS4 so capcom could offer mega man titles...... Even if they could not emulate Nintendo consoles they could probably get rights to offer VC titles of other consoles (Genesis, Neo Geo, even Dreamcast if technically possible?) I think Sony (and Microsoft) are losing and opportunity by leaving the Nostalgia market all to Nintendo

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@ferthepoet
You're probably right. I just don't see any way they can be charging for anything that isn't even capable of being on your HDD. Gears of War 3 would still have to be able to be able to run on Xbox One, otherwise they're essentially charging you for an "empty" product,

They're better off supporting complete BC, along with the streaming service.

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