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PlayStation 5 Could Be Backwards Compatible With Games From Sony's Past Consoles

PlayStation 5 Could Be Backwards Compatible With Games From Sony's Past Consoles

The highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 could be fully backwards compatible with titles from Sony's four major home consoles, according to a stunning report.

The Japanese company announced in October 2019 that the next-generation console would officially drop in holiday 2020.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And fans have been keen for Sony to offer support for titles from previous PlayStation consoles, which could happen in the upcoming PS5.

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According to HipHopGamer, Sony is reportedly working on a 'Remastering Engine' that would allow fans to run titles from PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 on the new home console.

And the revolutionary tool would provide 'various enhancements' for older titles that are accessed on PS5.

Sony's fierce rival, Microsoft, has been offering backward compatibility support for Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One.

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And Microsoft, which announced its new console last month, extended the backward compatibility support to its Xbox One X console.

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According to reports, the feature that Sony could adopt to make PS5 backwards compatible would work in a similar way to the Xbox One X.

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If the report turns out to be true, then it could mean that PS5 runs older titles with 4K support.

HipHopGamer's claims are not the first time that rumours have surfaced around Sony looking to provide backward compatibility to PS5 users.

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Credit: LetsGoDigital
Credit: LetsGoDigital

A PlayStation leaker previously suggested that the new machine could support titles from Sony's past home platforms.

And the same leaker claimed that Sony will launch the PS5 in North America on 20th November and it will be priced at $499.

Mark Cerny, who was the lead architect on the PS4 and PlayStation Vita, confirmed that PS5 would support titles from its predecessor.

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PlayStation CEO and president Jim Ryan has also said that the company's main aim is to "take that community and transition it from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and at a scale and pace that we've never delivered on before."

Featured Image Credit: LetsGoDigital/Activision/EA Sports

Topics: PlayStation 5, gaming news, PS5

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Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]