PlayStation 5 will not be backward compatible with PS3, PS2 or PS1 games, Jim Ryan has confirmed in an interview. The new next-gen console will only be backward compatible with PS4 games.
After lots of news we talked about the PlayStation 5, where the price and release date of PS5 were revealed among other things, one thing wasn’t completely clear and that was backward compatibility.
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Because backward compatibility is an aspect that is highly demanded by users and that has not been fully detailed yet today. “PS5 will be backward compatible with 99% of PS4 games,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment
But it has not been the only interview he has given, nor the only one in which he has revealed important details about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5. Speaking to a Japanese magazine, Jim Ryan has revealed that PlayStation 5 will not be backward compatible with PS3, PS2 or PS1 games. That is finally confirmed.
According to Jim Ryan, the next-gen console development team was focused on new features such as the high-speed SSD, DualSense controller, or PS4 backward compatibility, so they haven’t had time to work on PS1, PS2 and PS3 backward compatibility it seems.