Sony’s Backwards Compatibility Means That Only PS4 Games Would be Supported on the new PS5

The best part about Xbox and its titles has been the inclusion of backwards compatibility. In a more phone-related world, Xbox would be Android and Sony, Apple. Sony has always been stingy this way with its titles. This year around though, with the next generation of PlayStation, Sony added that there would be backwards compatibility. This did sound like an amazing new feat, especially for Sony. Simply put, it is quite unlike them. Anyway, perhaps this development does come at one cost. An article from theFPSreview.com claims to comment on the backwards compatibility that Sony has to offer.

Now, people thought that backwards compatibility would mean all previous titles for Sony devices would be compatible. This is apparently not the case though, according to Ubisoft. The developing company added that:

Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games..

This is completely different from what Xbox has to offer. The article adds and quotes a tweet which explains Xbox’s strategy for backwards compatibility. According to the article Xbox would be going for a full compatibility program. What this would mean is that the new Xbox series X would support games and titles from Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.

This would be Xbox’s way of redeeming itself for the lack of original titles as compared to what PlayStation has to offer. There are several other reports that offer the same information about the PlayStation side. Sony should actually opt for backwards compatibility, at least till the PS3 for some amazing titles such as the God of War series which was ported to the console as well. Perhaps, we shall know for sure at launch.

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Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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