Before the launch of the PlayStation 5, there was a lot of talk about supporting the much-anticipated backwards compatibility. After all, the Sony PlayStation world already has 7 consoles (PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP and PSVita) and that’s exactly why it has a lot of good games spread across each generation.
It goes without saying that being able to access at least a percentage of this library of games would be very important for gamers and probably a huge plus for Sony. Incidentally, when the original PS3 was launched and also at the time of the PSP, Sony was a company that appreciated this feature, namely the ability to play PS1 games on PSP and PS1 and PS2 on PS3.
Well, if you’ve already given up on backwards compatibility, go for it! There is still hope!
PlayStation 5: backwards compatibility is not off the table!
Therefore, according to a new patent, Sony seems to have found a very strange solution to the backward compatibility “problem”. Yes, apparently it will even be possible to play all the classics of the PlayStation world on the very latest PS5. What does the word “classic” mean? Well apparently PS4, PS3 and older systems.
A curious patent, because it follows the many rumors about Project Spartacus, i.e. the new PlayStation Plus, which is supposed to give access to an extensive library of “old” games in the most expensive subscription.
Interestingly, along with support, it’s also very likely that all “classic” games will get a performance boost. A bit like what Microsoft does on their Xbox consoles.
Besides, what do you think of all this? Are you interested in backwards compatibility, or would you rather see what’s next and forget the “old”? Let us know what you think in the comments below.