Sony has asked developers to ensure that all new PS4 games will be backward compatible with the future PS5.
Backward compatibility : advantage Xbox
There are a few days ago, Microsoft explained in detail the operation of the backward compatibility on its future Xbox Series X. The american giant stated, inter alia, that thousands of games (Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) will be playable on the Xbox Series X, upon launch of the console. In fact, the generation of PS4/Xbox One, Microsoft clearly had the advantage over Sony in the level of the now precious backward compatibility.
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On the side of the giant nippon, if the PS2 had proposed fully backwards compatible with the game library PSOne, things are a little complicated with the PS3, first compatible PSOne and PS2 (with the model 60 Gb for 599€), before Sony decides to draw a line on the generation the PS2, the PS3 being able to play only the games PSOne. With the PS4, Sony has been more radical, in deciding not to offer any backward compatibility, nor even the slightest support DVD…
The backwards PS5 in question
With the PS5, the question of backwards compatibility is still very fuzzy, and Sony would have decided not to propose a selection of PS4 games, playable on the PS5. No games PSOne therefore, neither PS2 or PS3. According to Eurogamer, Sony have all recently required development studios to ensure that their games are in a position to turn on PS5. Thus, the titles that were published after July 13, must be compatible with the PS5.
— PlayStation France (@PlayStationFR) May 29, 2020
Remains to know now what will happen to the very many titles already available on PS4… We already know that The Last of Us Part 2 will be playable on PS5, just as (certainly) the next Ghost of Tsushima. We imagine that Sony has done enough to make its exclusives (GT Sport, Bloodborne, God of War, Uncharted…) to be compatible with his future machine.
This Thursday at 22 hours, Sony will present ” the future of gaming “, with an appointment of approximately one hour, which will explore the first games PS5, and (maybe) first glimpse of the console. Remains to know now if the issue of backward compatibility will be quickly elucidated. Remember that at one time, some rumors talked of a ” fully backwards compatible “ for the PS5, or a console that is capable of read discs PSOne, PS2, PS3 and PS4…