Upcoming PS5 Could Be Compatible With Games From Previous Playstations
While it is not confirmed yet on when exactly Sony’s PS5 will come out to the market, well it seems that it may have a feature that will excite retro fans of the console family.
It’s been reported through a patent, that the upcoming Playstation 5 will not only be upgraded to play next-gen titles, but additionally will be also capable of emulating Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, and also the original Playstation games.
Numbered 2019-503013, the patent was filed by Mark Cerny, who is the lead architect for Sony’s Playstation 4. He describes it as a process that allows the next-gen CPU to “interpret” that the CPU of previous machines. What it does is it focuses on synchronization errors, which makes sure that newer and more powerful hardware only sends required information from a game in response to a “call” from the title itself.
This is something that Playstation fans have yearned for long. Switching to the green side, Xbox One players already have the ability to play older titles as the Xbox One does indeed offer backwards compatibility, where users would just need to insert their old discs to the console to start playing.
Playstation’s answer to that is simply with Playstation Now, where it requires a subscription fee and a strong internet connection to stream old games over the internet.
Pokdepinion: I really hope that this feature will come out for the PS5. I’d have reasons for keeping my old games then and sometimes you just miss all those old titles that were so fun back then.