PlayStation exec on PS1 and PS2 games: Why would anybody play this?
Well, there's more money in remasters - so I can see why an exec would say that.
While Microsoft plugs away at making a growing number of Xbox 360 games backward compatible for the Xbox One, Sony has decided to bring a handful of classic games available on the PlayStation 4. It appears as though Sony will not be working to do more along the lines of backward compatibility in the future though.
A recent interview with a Sony executive made it clear that Sony believes there's not much to offer as far as backward compatibility goes. In fact, there's even a question on why people would want to play older PlayStation games.
"When we've dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much," said Sony global sales chief Jim Ryan to Time. "That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?"
Without making older games available, it's fairly clear that Sony will continue on with remasters.