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    Confused on playing ps3 games on the ps4

    so I upgraded my copy of cod ghosts for ps3 to the ps4 version. entered the codes, downloaded the game to the system. however, I tried to open the application the first time and it said "No Disc". so I put in my ps3 disc and the game works. did I miss something and the ps4 actually plays ps3 games or what?


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    The PS4 doesn't play PS3 discs. It just needs the disc in to verify that you indeed have the game. I believe it can read what disc it is but it can't run what's on the disc because of the different architecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManaBurnX View Post
    The PS4 doesn't play PS3 discs. It just needs the disc in to verify that you indeed have the game. I believe it can read what disc it is but it can't run what's on the disc because of the different architecture.
    Exactly, the PS3 disk acts as a key.

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    Confused on playing ps3 games on the ps4

    ok so tht should just have to happen once then right? 1 time, system reads the key, unlocks Pandora's box of digital cod ghosts with no disc required, right?
    btw, would it not have been much simpler to be able to search your trophies and find the cod ghosts game for ps3 than requiring a disc? just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotGamer901 View Post
    ok so tht should just have to happen once then right? 1 time, system reads the key, unlocks Pandora's box of digital cod ghosts with no disc required, right?
    btw, would it not have been much simpler to be able to search your trophies and find the cod ghosts game for ps3 than requiring a disc? just a thought

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    Each time you play the game, put the ps3 disc in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captobvious75 View Post
    Each time you play the game, put the ps3 disc in.

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    yea see that's a bit stupid to me. I get the idea of the key but every single time? no


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    While I don't agree with it needing the disc all the time it's to prevent:

    Buy PS3 Ghosts (as cheap as poss)
    Upgrade to PS4 digital with $10
    Sell PS3 copy for as much as possible

    Meaning PS4 Ghosts cost $10 upgrade fee and maybe afew $$ if you didn't sell PS3 Ghosts for how much you bought it for.

    If that was the case, I'd have AC IV, Ghosts, BF4 and FIFA all set to upgrade from PS3 versions
    Definitely would have been nice, especially since they could all have been played through remote play without the need of swapping discs.

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    basically you paid $70 for a copy of the game that will play on the ps3 and ps4. and to play it slightly early on the ps3. but anyway. even with the ps4 disc copy it would install the entire game to the hdd because the ps4 doesn't actually play games off the disc, it just installs from them then, and the disc is used as a key. if you wanted to play the game without a disc. you would have had to bought the digital version only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerveGas View Post
    basically you paid $70 for a copy of the game that will play on the ps3 and ps4. and to play it slightly early on the ps3. but anyway. even with the ps4 disc copy it would install the entire game to the hdd because the ps4 doesn't actually play games off the disc, it just installs from them then, and the disc is used as a key. if you wanted to play the game without a disc. you would have had to bought the digital version only.
    which I now know thanks to the good folks here. I'm such a naive little self lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotGamer901 View Post
    yea see that's a bit stupid to me. I get the idea of the key but every single time? no


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    If you don't like it, trade it in and buy the digital form. The devs did this as a favor for us and didn't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captobvious75 View Post
    If you don't like it, trade it in and buy the digital form. The devs did this as a favor for us and didn't have to.

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    thank you for showing me my options. as for the favor, as a purchaser of every cod I believe I as well as some other ppl might've earned a bit of a discount in this one


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