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Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that a full suite of backwards compatibility will definitely be a feature of the PlayStation 5.
Sony continues to tease their fans with small details of the PlayStation 5, still not officially revealing all the information about the new generation console.
During a financial call, Yves Guillemot gave an answer in regards to the PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility.
“Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles,” he said. “It will be something new in the industry. It will help the old generations to continue to be big consoles on the market for years to come.”
According to what Guillemot said, the PlayStation 5 will run most of PlayStation 4’s games at least that’s what most fans have been wondering about, but Guillemot didn’t specifically say “PlayStation 4 games” he said “previous consoles” which suggest that the next-gen console might run most of the PlayStation 2 and even the PlayStation 1 games.
This remains simply a speculation, as he might have phrases himself wrong or was referring to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X being backwards compatible with the PS4 and Xbox One.
What we can definitely deduce from what Guillemot said is that the PS5 will be backwards compatible for at least most of the PS4 games.