PS5 Backwards Compatibility Only Supports PS4 Titles, According To Ubisoft
With the next generation of consoles right around the corner, there is still plenty of information that is not yet known, especially when it comes to the PlayStation 5. One piece of info that fans would love to know about is backwards compatibility, and while we already know the PS5 is looking to handle PS4 titles, it appears that is all it will be handling.
A support page to recently pop up on Ubisoft’s website (via Nibel on Twitter) clues fans in on some key details about PS5 and its backwards compatibility with previous generations of PlayStation consoles. Unfortunately, the page also confirms what many have feared for some time: the PS5 won’t be compatible with anything released on consoles prior to the PS4. That’s right, only the current generation is supported.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 31, 2020
“Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games,” reads the Ubisoft support page. Of course, this isn’t entirely shocking for fans as not much has indicated that PS1, 2, and 3 games would be supported on PS5, but there were plenty of fans hoping Sony could make it happen. Apparently, that is not the case.
While this is definitely an interesting way to learn that the PS5 will only be backwards compatible with the PS4, maybe there is still hope for previous generations. Then again, probably not. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.