The PS5 will play everything?

So, MYMBuzz posted an article containing an interesting rumour regarding the PS5. The basic gist is that Sony have filed a patent for a process that allows the next-gen CPU of the machine to interpret previous hardware. What this means is that the machine would potentially be able to play games designed for the PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4!

The linked article goes into a little more detail than I am, but that’s the key point. I’ve gotta say, if that turns out to be true, it would make the PS5 the first console in many years that I could justify buying when new. I still have plenty of PS1, 2 and 3 games but no PS4 (due to the lack of backwards compatibility), and would love to be able to use them all on one machine.

What about yourselves though? Does this level of backwards compatibility excite you? Let me know in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “The PS5 will play everything?

  1. I don’t think PS 5 will play everything. Because, day by day new technology comes to every sector, so the gaming sector too. If Sony intro the new ps 5 with all available games in the market. after a few months, there are lot more new game will come with new tech. And, then sony needs to think about PS6!

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    1. That’s kind of the point though, isn’t it? The new tech potentially allows it to not only play ganes built for the new tech, but to imitate the older stuff too. After all the criticisms that had fit the lack of backwards compatibility with the PS4, it feels like a natural step for me. Plus, new technology will come whether they do it or not, so it will become obsolete eventually regardless. If that were a reason not to use backwards compatibility at all, you wouldn’t see, for example, older fans being downloadable on the Nintendo
      Switch.

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  2. I’m not too fussed on backwards compatibility. Most of the time I struggle to keep up with new releases, let alone go back to past gen stuff. Backwards compatibility is a nice bonus, but if it means a more expensive machine I would prefer not to have the feature. At the end of the day I still have my old consoles to play the older games.

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    1. For me, I have the combo of the old console breaking and linked slave to have consoles plugged in. In that regard, backwards compatibility becomes an almost must for me. I want to do be able to play the older games that I enjoy, efficient while most new ones are just plain toe expensive for me.

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