The backwards compatibility of the PlayStation 5 is a major selling point for Sony’s next console. But nobody has officially confirmed to what extent of the PlayStation 4’s back catalogue that compatability will extend to. However, the head of Ubisoft might have done just that during a recent call between financiers.
We’re just not sure if we can extend his comments to the games of all other publishers.
Yves Guillemot told listeners that the majority of PS4 games will be playable on the next generation of hardware. In fact, he used the words ‘previous consoles’ – note the plural. This could mean the backwards compatibility extends further than we had previously thought, possibly all the way back to the PSOne. Although, none of that is substantiated upon or suggested by Sony.
He does, at least, confirm that PlayStation 4 games will be accepted on the console – though whether that will be via disc or download is also unverified. And there’s also a chance he’s only really talking about his own catalogue. You know, the ones Ubisoft would actually know about for certain.
Anyway, the actual words he used were:
“Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles.
“It will be something new in the industry. It will help the old generations to continue to be big consoles on the market for years to come.”
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out exactly what he meant. But where and when Sony is going to pop up with the PlayStation 5’s launch event is a mystery to me – skipping E3 for a second year is really keeping us in the dark! And then there’s all this talk of a potential delay due to the Coronavirus…
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle