Unsurprisingly, backward compatibility is going to be super important in the next generation for both Sony and Microsoft. That is why both companies are making a strong investment in patented technology, in order to support 100% of all games ever released for their previous console generations.
That said, a recent ‘mega Leak’ that also brought information about the price, release date and specifications of the PlayStation 5, also spoke in detail of Sony’s efforts in this department.
Excited about PlayStation 5? So you have to see this ‘Leak’!
So the super 'Leak' has finally confirmed something that hasn't even been rumored yet… PS5 will support all the old console games, ie PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, but also the old console PSP portable!
It is obvious that being able to play all the games already in the hands of consumers is an excellent motivation to move from a PS4 to a new PS5. After all, nothing is lost. And as you may know, Sony itself has stated several times that it wants to make a super smooth transition over the next 2/3 years, while supporting both the old generation and the new generation.
PS4 games that are in your PSN account will be able to be installed on PS5, as has been the custom for the current generation. Plus, you'll get access to all the extras and progression you've made in the past. That is, very briefly, you will not miss anything!
The PS5 will be the ultimate PlayStation console!
All of this is undoubtedly very good, but what the PlayStation Universe really lacked was support for all the games that were left behind on the PS1, PS2 and PS3. So, to know that we are going to support all this, still having PSP games as icing on the cake, is to be commended.
But backwards compatibility here isn't just about software! After all, PlayStation 5 will also support all peripherals made with a focus on the 'old lady' PS4.
This is why Sony has decided to launch a small gadget that adds buttons to DualShock 4. This way, users will be able to re-use all the commands they have acquired in recent years by installing a simple add-on. (What's there also means that Sony will continue to make money even if it doesn't sell new commands)
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