Sony may be leading in the horse race when it comes to the next-gen console wars, but Sony has been fairly hush-hush when it comes to actual details when it comes to backwards compatibility. Yes, we know that PlayStation 4 games are going to get an upgrade so that you can play them on your PlayStation 5, but the biggest lingering question has been whether people who own games from older systems would be able to put that disc in and play on their new PS5.
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Is PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatible?
Well, it seems like Ubisoft may have accidentally let it slip that no, you won’t be able to do that. A Ubisoft support page explained how its titles will transition from PS4 to PS5, as each publisher seems to be taking a different approach to cross-gen upgrades. The post mentions that PS4 players will be able to play games with PS5 players online, something that Sony themselves have been touting in recent presentations.
Near the end though, the page adds this note: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.” The page is now updated to remove any mention of being able to play games older than the PS4 ones, but nobody knows if that’s because it was incorrect, or (what I think is actually happening) that Sony just didn’t want anybody to know that quite yet.
As a comparison, Microsoft has already confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible with the majority of Xbox One games, as well as all the Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that are already compatible with their current-generation consoles. More games are expected to be added to the backward compatibility list once the Series X launches.
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