The latest chapter of the backward compatibility saga for the PlayStation has emerged. Sony is somewhat friendly about the details of this PlayStation 5Back compatibility support, and specifically whether it can play games from generations before the PlayStation 4. Can you play PS3, PS2 and original PlayStation titles on the PS5? According to Ubisoft, games on those systems are not supported on the next generation console – though it remains to be seen if this is true.
జ Ubisoft support page As each publisher seems to be taking a different approach to cross-gen updates, it explains how its titles will change from PS4 to PS5. The Post claims that PS4 Players will be able to play games online with PS5 Players, with Ubisoft’ing commitment to providing free next – generation updates for titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion.
Finally, the page adds this note: “Backwards compatibility is available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but not for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 or PlayStation games.” [Update: Ubisoft’s support page has now been amended to remove this reference to older PlayStation hardware. As of yet, Sony has still not commented, so it’s unclear if the company simply didn’t want this information out there yet or if it’s inaccurate. We’ll report back if or when we learn more.]
This means that backwards compatibility beyond the PS4 is not part of Sony’s plans for its new console, or Ubisoft yet. With limited time until launch and a vague message that the PS4 titles will be played on the PS5 at launch, this could be the previous one. GameSpot reached out to Sony for clarity.
By comparison, Microsoft has already confirmed Xbox Series X. It is compatible with most Xbox One games, as well as all Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that are already compatible with current-generation consoles. More games Back compatibility is expected to be added to the list After the start of Series X. During this time Microsoft paved the way for new backwards compatible games on the Xbox One.
PS5 is launching this holiday season with regular and all-digital version. Currently Sony needs to verify its launch range, exact release date and price, but you have started a program where you can apply as one of those who pre-ordered the PS5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is also set to launch this holiday right now, with Insomniac’s other PS5 titles, such as Ratchet and Clank: Rift, said to be coming in the PS5’s “launch window”. Sony also shares other teasers, including developers’ testimonials regarding the PS5’s SSD and 3D audio tech permissions.