Although Sony has finally announced the price and launch time of the PlatStation 5, they still have many things not to share with the gamer community. For example, Sony CEO Jim Ryan confirmed the PS5 would be backwards compatible with 99% of PS4 games at launch, but we don’t know if it has support for older consoles. Unfortunately, it seems that games on PS1 coming to PS3 won’t be supported.
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu after the PS5 showcase, Ryan confirmed that the team did not have time to develop backwards compatibility for any game on PS1, PS2 or PS3. “While developing backwards compatibility for the PS4, we also needed to focus our efforts on developing the high-speed SSD and the new Dual Sense controller,” said Ryan. Therefore, it is a pity to report that we are unable to implement compatibility with older models. ”
The PS5 is only backward compatible with PS4 games, which was revealed by Ubisoft on the homepage, but also soon removed from the website. Some people will certainly see this as a big minus point for the PS5 when compared to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Because both of Microsoft’s new consoles offer easy compatibility with old games from the Xbox 360 era.
In addition, Sony also announced other new ways for players to access PS4 games on PS5. Similar to the Xbox Games Pass, the new PlayStation Plus Collection service will let users who have purchased PS Plus play “the games that have made the PS4 brand,” such as The Last of Us: Remastered, Persona 5, and God of War (2018).
Many other games announced at Showcase PS5 also appeal to the gaming world such as Final Fantasy 16 and Harry Potter RPG Hogwards Leggacy. The PS5 will be priced at a standard $ 499.99 and the digital version for $ 399.99 and will be available globally on November 19.
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