The latest episode of the backward compatibility saga for the PlayStation has expanded. Sony is somewhat curious about the details related to this PlayStation 5Is it possible to play games from previous generations of PlayStation 4 and especially run PS3, PS2 and original PlayStation titles on PS5? According to Ubisoft, games of those systems are not supported on the next gen console – it remains to be seen whether this is true.
A Ubisoft support page Since each publisher seems to take a different approach to cross-gen upgrades, it explains how its titles will change from PS4 to PS5. The post mentioned that PS4 players will play with PS5 players online, which is in line with Ubisoft’s commitment to providing free next-generation updates to topics such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watchdogs: Legion.
However, the page adds this note: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but not for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 or PlayStation games.” [Update: Ubisoft’s support page has now been amended to remove this reference to older PlayStation hardware. As of yet, Sony has still not commented, so it’s unclear if the company simply didn’t want this information out there yet or if it’s inaccurate. We’ll report back if or when we learn more.]
Backwards compatibility beyond the PS4 is not part of Sony’s plans for its new console, nor has Ubisoft yet said. With limited time until release and the vague message that PS4 titles can initially run on PS5, this may be the previous one. GameSpot has approached Sony to clarify.
For a comparison, Microsoft has already confirmed it Xbox Series X. Most of the Xbox One games are already compatible with the current generation consoles with the current Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games. More games Backwards are expected to be added to the compatibility list Once Series X is launched. Meanwhile, Microsoft has stopped adding new backwards compatible games to the Xbox One.
PS5 is introducing this holiday season in regular and all digital versions. Now Sony needs to confirm its release order, exact release date and price, but has introduced a plan that you can apply for as one of the first to pre-order a PS5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is currently set to launch this holiday season, while Insomniac’s other PS5 titles, apart from Ratchet and Klang: Rift, are said to be coming to the PS5’s “release window”. Sony continues to share other jokes, including testimonials from developers about what the PS5’s SSD and 3D audio technology will allow.