PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility
For a long time, the question of the backward compatibility of the PS5 was in the room. There has always been a great hope for PS4 games, but what about the PS3, PS2, and PS1? Sony has now made a final statement on this.
PS5 Backward Compatibility: PS4 Games Yes, But Anything Else?
In an interview with Famitsu, Sony CEO Jim Ryan gave information about the backward compatibility of the upcoming console shortly after the PlayStation 5 showcase. While you will be able to play 99 percent of all PS4 games on the next-gen, the question of compatibility with games on the PS3, PS2 and PS1 was still pending.
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When asked about full backward compatibility, Ryan said that there was a strong focus on the new technologies of the PS5 and the existing playership of the PS4 was a major focus. This would not have left time to implement backward compatibility with the PS3, PS2 and PS1.
A shame for all nostalgia fans, but at least the question has now been finally resolved. One consolation could be the PS Plus All Access announced by Sony. So you can download and play 17 popular PS4 games for the release of the PS5 for free.
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Although fans of the old PS3, PS2, and PS1 games are left behind with this announcement, the almost complete backward compatibility with PS4 games is good news. In addition, the question of backward compatibility of the PS5 has finally been resolved.