Sony's new patent is very good news for PlayStation 3 fans
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Sony’s new patent is very good news for PlayStation 3 fans

Sony’s new patent is excellent news for PlayStation 3 fans

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I am a bit of a hoarder. I have boxes of old cables in my house just in case I need them. They’ll be gone the day after I throw them away, which I know well.

I also have a box of controllers from PlayStations and Nintendos, Segas, and Xboxes. The wired Xbox 360 controller was a gift from the gods of PC gaming before Steam added wireless controller compatibility. As you may have guessed from the title, this article is not about Xbox. This is about Sony. I have some good news if you’ve been hoarding your peripherals for years.

Sony has filed a new patent titled “Systems And Methods for Converting a Legacy Code Into an Updated Code”. It seems they plan to integrate some PS3-era tech like the EyeToy and Move controllers and a “legacy reader” (something with memory cards, perhaps). Although the patent is somewhat confusing, it describes an emulation process that would allow for using these old gadgets.

This surprise comes when it has long foregone the decision HTML3 to copy its legacy PS3 titles. However, we have pointed out that there may be other reasons. It could also have to do with PS Plus merging with PS Now, where subscribers will have access to many older PlayStation titles.

Sony has doubled its commitment to PSVR, with the PSVR2 releasing soon. Adding a Move controller in that diagram could mean that we can look forward to older games being compatible with VR.

This is pure speculation on my part. We don’t know what Sony plans with this patent. We’ll have to wait and watch, as with many things…

Sony’s new patent is very good news for PlayStation 3 fans
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