Sony admits PlayStation 5 won’t be compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1 games
Frustrating news for PlayStation gamers has emerged after Sony confirmed the PS5 will not support PS3, PS2, or original console games.
Fans across the globe had been frothing at the chops over the thought old games would be playable via the new console through backwards compatibility.
But all dreams were shattered by the technology giants when they revealed this will not be the case after all.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan confirmed the decision to deny fans the sheer joy of playing old games alongside new ones with the new piece of hardware.
Though did offer one silver-lining – PS4 games will be compatible with the new technology.
He told Japanese gaming mag Famitsu: “We keep in mind the engineering specialised for the PS5, as we produced the device.
“In the midst of that, the PS4 already has 100 million players; we thought they ought to want to play PS4 titles on the PS5 as well indeed, so we included compatibility with the PS4.
“While implementing that, we also focused our efforts on taking in the high-speed SSD and the new controller DualSense at the same time.
“So, unfortunately, we couldn’t reach the implementation of such compatibilities.”
The approach may upset – or even anger – some fans after rival consoles rolled out upgrades to allow old games to be played on new consoles.
Microsoft delighted fans when they announced Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10 – making almost every game from previous Xbox consoles playable on either of the new consoles.
While Nintendo delighted fans this month when they announced 3D Super Mario games from consoles including Nintendo 64, Gamecube and Wii can now be played on the Nintendo Switch.
The PlayStation 5 will be on sale in the UK on November 19 for £449.99.
While PlayStation Plus Collection subscribers will be able to play PlayStation 4 games via the PlayStation 5.