The next generation of gaming consoles is upon us. Sony and Microsoft have both provided some details regarding their upcoming systems.
Many gamers across the world wonder if they will be able to play the current or past-gen titles that they already own. Thankfully, we have the information that you are looking for!
Sony has been somewhat reticent to reveal details about the PS5’s backward compatibility features, mainly when it came to PS3 and older-gen games.
Ubisoft stated that the system’s games aren’t compatible with the next-gen console, though that is not entirely certain.
Ubisoft’s support page speaks of how the company’s titles will transition PS4 to PS5, as all publishers appear to take a unique approach to cross-gen upgrades.
The article says that PS4 players will be able to play online games with PS5 players, which means that Ubisoft will be fully committed to next-gen upgrades for titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion.
However, the following was stated near the end of the article: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.”
That might have been a mistake, as Ubisoft’s official support page appears to have removed the mention of older PlayStation consoles.
We can’t tell for sure whether Sony didn’t want the information out there or it’s not accurate, so they had to remove it.
We hope that Sony finds a solution to allow us to play the classics that we love! It would be a shame not to be able to play titles like the first God of War or other PlayStation exclusive games.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.