Rumour: PS5 will natively support older PlayStation games

Rumour: PS5 will natively support older PlayStation games

19th October 2019 0 By Jordan Heal

The PS5 – which will be released at the end of 2020 – is tipped to support older PlayStation titles.

Twitter user @PSErebus recently posted to urge people to not dispose of their old games, hinting that the next generation of Sony console hardware could support them.

The poster has been somewhat reliable in the past having leaked The Last of Us 2 release date before the official announcement was unveiled.

In the current iteration of the console war, Sony has been far superior to Microsoft. However, the Xbox One features backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles.

The PlayStation 4 hasn’t been so fortunate in this regard, though several PS3 games have made their way to the platform after being remastered.

As such, it would be a massive boost if the PS5 boasts native compatibility for not only PS4 titles but also ones from the PS1, PS2 and PS3.

Interestingly, the rumour also aligns with comments made by Patrick Klepek on Waypoint Radio’s podcast. He suggested the PS5 would be as much about the past as it is the future, at least from what he has heard across the last two years.

While nothing is confirmed regarding backwards compatibility, there seems to be an ever-growing number of people who believe it will be prominent when the console launches.

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