It’s bad news for long-time PlayStation fans, as Sony has confirmed the new console won’t support PS1, PS2, or PS3 games. That’s not to say you have to get rid of your impressive collection of PlayStation games.
By Emily Brown
That’s not to say you have to get rid of your impressive collection of PlayStation games – perhaps spanning back to when you unveiled your very first console back in the 90s – but you’ll probably just have to accept that by the end of this month it’s likely they’ll be starting to gather dust.
While it will give gamers access to streaming services and an impressive user experience, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that one thing it won’t be offering is total backwards compatibility.
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.
However, don’t worry about having to say goodbye to all your old games, as the CEO has confirmed that the new console will be able to run 99% of PlayStation 4 games.
Originally published at Unilad