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Report: Sony Still Working on PlayStation 5 Backward Compatibility

Report: Sony Still Working on PlayStation 5 Backward Compatibility - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 1,589 Views

It has previously been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will have backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4. However, it appears the feature is still in the works and Sony isn't sure every PlayStation 4 game will work on the PlayStation 5.

"Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible. Please wait for further information," said Sony speaking with Famitsu

When the first details on the PlayStation 5 were dropped earlier this year it was revealed the by Mark Cerny the console would indeed be backward compatible, since the architecture is similar to the PlayStation 4.

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8 Comments

DonFerrari (5 days ago)

That is because 100% BC without putting the HW is something hard to assure. Let's see how much they can make for the previous PS.


gemini_d@rk (5 days ago)

I wonder if this work refers only to Ps4 or all previous consoles.


Hiku (5 days ago)

They specified PS4 here. "Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible."


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Zoombael (5 days ago)

Add your reply..."Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible. Please wait for further information," said Sony speaking with Famitsu.

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kirby007 (5 days ago)

They have a year its going to be fine


Dante9 (4 days ago)

Well, I guess I better finish my business with the previous PS before moving on, as usual.


Zenos (5 days ago)

This sounds like it's going to the like the XBone BC rather than a proper one. If that's the case new PS4 games may not be playable day 1 on the PS5. Then there are the digital versions for indie games, which I doubt will just be free ports since a shared store seems unlikely.


Azzanation (5 days ago)

The XB1 has the best form of BC because BC games can actually be improved rather than be played identical years ago. Things like VSYNC and screen resolution get added which are quality life improvements. You don't get that with native BC.


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