PlayStation 5: RETROCOMPATIBILITY WITH OLDER CONSOLES MAY BE COMING SOON
A new patent, discovered by Shaun Mcilroy via MySmartPrice, suggests that the PlayStation 5 could have backward compatibility with older consoles. Mark Cerny filed the patent. He is also the Lead System Architect of the PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation 5. According to the patent, backward compatibility is possible for the new console by using Spoof Clock or Fine Grain Frequency Controller. The patent suggests that the PlayStation may be seeking to extend the console’s backward compatibility capabilities beyond the PlayStation 4. This could be backward compatibility to PS3, PS2, or even PS1.
Criticizes of the PlayStation series has always focused on the lack of backward compatibility for older generations. Microsoft’s Xbox has been bringing it to us for generations. The recently released Xbox Series X, which is retro compatible with the original Xbox games, is also compatible. Retro compatibility was a major problem with the PlayStation 4, which had no retro compatibility. Customers were under pressure to make the PS5 compatible with PS4 games. It could be even better.
This patent just suggests that PlayStation is at least looking to improve its backward compatibility system. The PlayStation 3’s more complex architecture has been the biggest challenge. The company currently offers a way for you to play certain games from your PS3 generation. It requires cloud gaming services such as PlayStation Now. It is worth noting that PS3 games can be streamed. The service is not available in every region. This leaves many users without the ability to play older consoles.
PLAYSTATION PARTACUS MAY CONTAIN BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY WITH THE PS5
These rumors and leaks could soon be confirmed by a new service codenamed PlayStation Spartacus. Sony has not yet confirmed the existence of a new service. According to reliable tipters such as Jason Schreier (Bloomberg), the company is developing a subscription service that will replace PS Now. This new service will be closer to the Xbox Gamepass. It could also offer an alternative way to players to access old games.
Recently, rumors about the launch of PlayStation Spartacus have intensified. Many reports claim that PlayStation has ordered UK retailers to stop selling PS Now cards. Reports suggest that a new State of Play will be held in February. If any type of service is coming, the announcement could be made during Sony’s event.