With every new console generation, one of the biggest questions posed by the gaming community is whether or not it will be able to play older games. While Microsoft has embraced backwards compatibility, Sony has veered away from allowing players the opportunity of playing their old games. We know that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4 but we don’t know to what extent it will be, and Sony has been tight-lipped about the feature. Well, according to a new rumor, the backwards compatibility feature may be better than we originally thought.
According to PSEreubus, a PlayStation insider who has previously leaked credible information, gamers should hold on to their physical PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4 games ahead of the PS5 launch. Although they don’t outright say that the PlayStation 5 will play these discs natively, they are suggesting it. To add to this tease, Vice journalist Patrick Klepek recently claimed that the PS5 will focus much on the past of PlayStation as well as its future, which seems to corroborate the tweet.
Do not dispose of, trade or sell your PlayStation®, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3 or PlayStation®4 games #Sony #PS #PS4 #PS5 #SonyPlayStation #PlayStation #PlayStation5 #PSX #PlayStationExperience #Holiday2020 #25YearsOfPlay #PlayStation25thAnniversary #PS5Anniversary— PlayStation (@PSErebus) September 30, 2019
If this rumor is true, it could be one of the biggest features of the system and directly compete with Xbox’s backwards compatibility. Microsoft has already confirmed that Project Scarlett will have backwards compatibility with all previous Xbox consoles. The last Sony console to offer some such feature was the original PS3, which could play some PS2 games. Since then, Sony has strayed further and further from past consoles and looked towards the future.
The PlayStation 5 is shaping up to be an ambitious system. It will be interesting to see the main focus of the system’s backwards compatibility features and how it operates when it is finally officially revealed. The PlayStation 5 is set to release sometime towards the end of 2020.