Ubisoft talking more than the account about PlayStation
With the arrival of the new generation of consoles, one of the questions that users are asking is whether they will be able to play Watchdogs 2 on PS4 and later on PlayStation 5 at no cost. Also the doubts are related to the multiplayer. Will I be able to play on my PS4 with friends who already have the PlayStation 5?
With the idea of clarifying all these doubts, Ubisoft has updated its support page including a section in which to tell the details of the transition that we will experience from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and that is where it seems to have gotten a mess.
Goodbye to first-generation backward compatibility?
We know that PS5 will run PS4 games thanks to the backward compatibility that the system will offer, but until now there were doubts if this will be replicated to previous generations. Well, the Ubisoft website published for a few hours the information that all those players were avoiding hearing at all costs. PlayStation 5 will not offer backward compatibility with PS3, PS2 and PS1 games, so your old gems will have to be forgotten on the shelf.
According to Ubisoft’s support page, PS5 will not have PS1 / PS2 / PS3 BC https://t.co/0Z8sSoF4NL pic.twitter.com/TcwxseNkkf
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This is what at least the information published on the web secured, some data that mysteriously disappeared without a trace after the word spread. The exact phrase read the following:
Backward compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 games, but will not be available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation game.
Another story with Microsoft
On the other side, we have Microsoft, which from day one promised absolute backward compatibility with all Xbox generations, being able to play any game on the brand new Xbox Series X. Will this be a handicap for Sony when it comes to convince users?
History says that these details end up taking their toll, but something tells us that Sony will not suffer so much, and that it may have an ace up its sleeve. Invite users to play those old games through PlayStation Now? Everything could happen, so we will have to continue waiting in this eternal wait until one of the two manufacturers announces their final conferences in which to share the details that we still have to know. Price? Has anyone said price?