Sony has officially promised for its PlayStation 5 game console very limited back support for games from older generations of its consoles such as PS1, PS2 and PS3. However, the hope of being able to play games created for PS1, PS2 and PS3 on the PS5 still remains.
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This is indicated by a recently discovered company patent. He was noticed by a Japanese user of the social network Twitter under the nickname renka_schedule.
PS5 might still have support for PS1, PS2 and PS3 games
According to the description and illustration in the patent, support for games for PS1, PS2 and PS3 can be implemented on the PlayStation 5 using a cloud service. Simply put, games will run in the cloud on the emulator of the original consoles. Additional patent documentation states that gamers will have access to small demos that can be played before purchase.
— れんか (@Renka_schedule) July 4, 2020
Sony said PlayStation 5 is compatible with “most games” under the PS4, but did not mention anything about earlier versions of the consoles.
At the same time, the Xbox Series X is promised support for games of the four previous generations of Xbox , “thousands” of games available immediately with the start of sales of the console, automatic improvement of old games, not only improving resolution, but also reconstructing HDR, as well as increasing the frequency to 120 fps from.
Of course, it’s worth giving the usual explanation for patents: there is no guarantee that the idea will be realized, as well as no exact timeline when this can happen.