Sony Confirms That PS5 Is Only Backwards Compatible With PS4


A lot of speculation, rumors, and confusion regarding the PlayStation 5 were cleared after Sony announced the price and launch date for the console. Regardless, a few important questions were still left unanswered. The PlayStation 5 was confirmed to be backwards compatible with 99% of PS4 games, but fans have been wondering whether the upcoming console will be compatible with any other previous PlayStation consoles. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that the PS5 will only be backwards compatible with PS4.

According to an interview with Famitsu, Sony CEO Jim Ryan explained that the team did not have enough time to work on backwards compatibility for PS3, PS2, and PS1.

It was previously revealed on an Ubisoft website that the PS5 was only backwards compatible with PS4, but for some reason, the page is no longer available on the website. This led many people to assume that the PS5 will be backward compatible with all previous PlayStation consoles. There is no doubt that some fans will see this missing feature to be a huge blow to the PS5. On the other side of the competition, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible with all previous Xbox consoles and all supported Backwards Compatible games.

In the recent PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony also revealed a number of new games including Hogwarts Legacy and Final Fantasy XVI. The company also announced a new PlayStation Plus Collection service that will give PS Plus users immediate access to a selection of PS4 titles like the God of War, The Last of Us: Remastered, and Persona 5. Standard and Digital Editions of PlayStation 5 consoles will be releasing on November 12 in select regions for $499 and $399, respectively. The consoles will be available worldwide starting November 19.

As the show came to a close, Sony also teased a sequel for God of War, which is currently in development and expected to release in 2021.

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