John Koller has said that "technical hurdles" are keeping the Sony back catalogue of PS2 games off the PlayStation Store.
He adds that there aren't going to be any breakthroughs on that front soon but Sony are genuinely interested in finding a solution and getting them on PS3.
"We're still sorting through that," Koller explains to . "We're absolutely interested, but there are some technical hurdles there that we have to overcome first. But this is something that we're absolutely interested in."
"You make good points, there are a lot of people who would be interested in playing the strongest PS2 games on their PS3," he added. "Nothing's imminent on that, but it's something we are interested in as well."
Many have pointed out that if backward compatibility was finally realised on the PS3 then the console would explode in popularity among the huge PS2 gamer base, which is considered a 'sleeping giant'. Is Sony shooting itself in the foot with all this delay?