Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will not natively support PS3, PS2 and PS1 discs.
It is not a big surprise, and prof I mentioned Ubisoft’s now removed claim earlier this monthHowever, this is the first time Sony has clearly said a lot in the recording.
Talking to Famitsu (Through Ars Technica), PlayStation Chairman Jim Ryan said the new console is designed to focus on the engineering of the PS5, although it is still important to support backward compatibility with PS4 since it has 100 million players.
“We built hardware with a focus on the engineering for the PS5,” said Ryan. “Among them, the PS4 already has 100 million players, so I thought I wanted to play PS4 games on the PS5 too, so I introduced PS4 compatibility. While achieving that, we focused on integrating high-speed SSDs and the new DualSense controller in parallel. So, unfortunately, , Compatibility with [PS3, PS2, PS1] Not achieved “.
This week, Sony said it would support “99 percent” of PlayStation 4 games via backward compatibility, although it is still unclear how many of those games will be supported once its launch. Will you be able to insert any old PS4 disc? What games will not be supported? PlayStation has not entered into any confirmed details.
However, PlayStation Plus owners will get a set of the highest-rated PS4 games to play on the PS5 when the console launches as part of their subscription. The scheme is called PlayStation Plus CollectionIt includes games like Days Gone, Detroit: Become Human, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XV, God of War, and The Last Guardian.