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Nixxes wasn’t acquired for PC ports, It was acquired for ‘Spartacus’

01011001

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Don't know if Wikipedia is 100%, but it says:

The base version of the PlayStation 5 includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs. The PlayStation 5 does not support CDs and will not play 3D Blu-ray content.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_5

like I saidy most likely a software thing. I don't know any bluray drive that doesn't read CDs, and they most likely use a mass produced drive that is in no way special since that makes sense cost wise.

Microsoft locked DVD playback on the original Xbox, and in order to unlock the DVD playback you had to buy the Media Remote. that was their way to get around paying licensing, the customer basically paid for the licence by buying the remote.
 

Kagey K

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Don't know if Wikipedia is 100%, but it says:

The base version of the PlayStation 5 includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs. The PlayStation 5 does not support CDs and will not play 3D Blu-ray content.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_5
Yeah even if they made proper bc a thing, I wouldn't expect your old disc's to work, you will be paying 19.99 for a game you already own
 
like I saidy most likely a software thing. I don't know any bluray drive that doesn't read CDs, and they most likely use a mass produced drive that is in no way special since that makes sense cost wise.
I mean i read that it has something to do with the laser, but not sure where and not interested enough to google it up.
 

Kagey K

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I mean i read that it has something to do with the laser, but not sure where and not interested enough to google it up.
The fact us it isn't worth your time, because it's all nonsense anyway.

This B/C crossplay dream should have ended a while ago, but some ppl can't let it go.
 
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Panajev2001a

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Nixxes will surely handle their expertise for PC ports, but their history is more akin to an ATG/ICE team than just a port studio for PC (I remember them being the go to people for optimised PlayStation ports so they do have deep experience with all generations of PlayStation consoles). It is interesting to have both them and Bluepoint under the SIE WWS umbrella.
 

Hendrick's

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Will Ferrell Reaction GIF
 

Chukhopops

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I would be very surprised if Sony spent any effort implementing PS3 BC. But it’s true that it would allow them to launch PSNow in more countries without having to implement PS3 servers (which I cannot imagine is cost effective in any way).

So I don’t believe it but it’s in the realm of possibility. It would be quite the 180 compared to how they have handled and communicated about BC in the past.

Also I think they are more likely to remaster the rest of the PS3 first party series (Infamous, Resistance, Killzone) as there’s a lot more money to it.
 
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Do you have a source on the credits? It's not listed on the Nixxes website that they worked on Horizon.


I think he means they helped on Killzone shadowfall. Which is probably why and how they were acquired, the studio has a close working relationship with Guerrilla as a support studio. They’re both based in the Netherlands as well. I think there is an assumption that they could be helping out on Forbidden West right now based on that

 
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AmuroChan

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I think he means they helped on Killzone shadowfall. Which is probably why and how they were acquired, the studio has a close working relationship with Guerrilla as a support studio. They’re both based in the Netherlands as well. I think there is an assumption that they could be helping out on Forbidden West right now based on that


Ok, looks like they were uncredited.

 
I believed it at first when they stood up and said, "I am Spartacus". But, then Housemarque stood up and also said, "I am Spartacus". Then, Gorilla Games, Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Bend, SuckerPunch, Santa Monica and others stood up and said the same thing.

Now, I'm just confused.
 

ksdixon

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I still want confirmation that talk of BC on new PS+ 3rd tier isn't simply referrring to the bc games currently on PSNow already, PS3 ones being streaming-only etc.

A merged service for more likely more money than currently doesn't interest me at all. If Sony are actually fully embracing bc, thats what im interested in.
 

yurinka

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I still want confirmation that talk of BC on new PS+ 3rd tier isn't simply referrring to the bc games currently on PSNow already, PS3 ones being streaming-only etc.

A merged service for more likely more money than currently doesn't interest me at all. If Sony are actually fully embracing bc, thats what im interested in.
Pretty likely -if that Spartacus thing really exists- they will simply add more PS2 games to PSN and PS Now, plus more streaming only PS3 titles that would be PS3 games+PS1 games+PSP games. They wouldn't need to develop any new emulator, just to license more games for PS Now (and in the case of PS2 for PSN).
 
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