Sony Confirms PS5 Won’t Be Compatible With PS1, PS2, and PS3 Games

Again in August, an Ubisoft assist web page dropped the information that the PlayStation 5 won’t be backwards appropriate with PlayStation 1, 2, and three video games. The developer later pulled the knowledge down, however as we suspected, the web page was in all probability up to date as a result of Ubisoft wasn’t approved to disclose that info on Sony’s behalf.

We now have affirmation instantly from Sony that the PS5 gained’t be capable to play basic video games. Chatting with Famitsu (translation through Siliconera) SIE CEO Jim Ryan mentioned:

We take into account the engineering specialised for the PS5, as we produced the machine. Within the midst of that, the PS4 already has 100 million gamers; we thought they should need to play PS4 titles on the PS5 as properly certainly, so we included compatibility with the PS4. Whereas implementing that, we additionally targeted our efforts on taking within the high-speed SSD and the brand new controller DualSense on the identical time. So, sadly, we couldn’t attain the implementation of such compatibilities.

The excellent news it that the PS5 is backwards appropriate with “99 p.c” of PS4 video games so it’s best to be capable to take majority of the current-gen video games you’ve purchased during the last seven years with you into the following gen.

The PS5 will launch on November 12th in america, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and per week in a while November 19th in the remainder of the world (excluding China).

Now that we have now affirmation from Sony that the PS5 gained’t be backwards appropriate with basic titles, what do our readers assume?

[Source: Siliconera]

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