PS4 and little else
In an interview conducted by the magazine Famitsu, PlayStation CEBox Jim Ryan has talked about all things backward compatibility that will be available on PlayStation 5, confirming some of the worst news we could expect. When asked if there will be compatibility with PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles, the manager responded like this:
We take into account specialized engineering for PS5, at the time we produce the device. In the midst of all that, the PS4 already has 100 million players; And we think they should want to play PS4 titles on the PS5 too, so we included PS4 support. By implementing that, we also focused our efforts on incorporating the high-speed SSD and the new DualSense controller at the same time. So unfortunately we were unable to achieve the implementation of such compatibilities.
Nothing more to say. The CEBox of Sony Interactive Entertainment has not been particularly blunt, but has clearly confirmed that beyond PS4, the new PS5 will not be able to run games from previous generations due to lack of time. It is just what Ubisoft announced inadvertently on its official website (information that they ended up withdrawing), so we can confirm that all those with large collections of games will have to keep their consoles plugged in to continue playing with them.
And now that?
Everything related to the backwards compatibility of the consoles is something very relative. Some users may be extremely upset with the decision, but others may be satisfied knowing that PS5 will be compatible with 99% of PS4 games. And is that being able to enjoy games with extremely fast loads and lighting effects with ray tracing, it will be rare the day that someone decides to play Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on PlayStation 2 again.
Minipoint for Microsoft
Of course, it is indisputable that in this aspect Microsoft has scored a spectacular goal, since Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will allow you to run games from all previous generations without any problem, thanks in part to the spectacular backward-compatible platform they carry. cooking since the launch of Xbox One.