PlayStation 5 Aiming For “100% Backward Compatibility With PS4,” Says Sony

PS5 PlayStation 5 Aiming For "100% Backward Compatibility With PS4," Says Sony

Today has been an exciting day for those looking forward to the PlayStation 5. Earlier, Sony announced that the next-generation console was in fact officially called the PlayStation 5, while also revealing that it will be hitting store shelves for Holiday 2020. The news came alongside a reveal that the as-yet untitled controller will feature haptic feedback in place of rumble as well as adaptive triggers. Now, a new report has turned our gaze inward to the technology within the PS5, with Sony revealing that it is still fighting the good fight to ensure that the console will have backward compatibility with the PS4.

Sony recently spoke with the folks over at Famitsu about the recent developments regarding the PlayStation 5. As translated by the folks over at Dualshockers, the team working on the console are still working on ways to ensure that the backward compatibility features will be robust enough to cover the entirety of the PlayStation 4 library. “Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible,” Sony said. “Please wait for further information.”

This of course is only part of the puzzle that is backward compatibility, as that says nothing for what the plan is for earlier generation games. Previous reports suggested that Sony had taken out patents for backward compatibility features for the PS5, though PlayStation Now may be a large part of Sony’s plan for offering older titles on the new console.

The PlayStation 5 is set to release Holiday 2020.

So, thoughts on the latest news? Looking forward to getting your hands on a PS5 next year? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3022 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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