PlayStation boss reveals whether PS5 will support PS1, PS2 and PS3 games

The PlayStation 5 has finally be confirmed to be releasing on the 12th of November for most parts of the world.

From the PlayStation Showcase it was made public knowledge that the PlayStation 5 will support most of the games of PlayStation 4 using backwards compatibility.

The more pressing question for those interested in the next-generation PlayStation 5 was whether it would support the games from PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3.

Unfortunately, according to Jim Ryan who said in a recent interview that Sony’s focus is to create a purely next-generation machine.

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According to Jim Ryan, it was impossible to reach the implementation of such compatibilities when he was talking about the backwards compatibility with PS3, PS2, and PS1.

“We keep in mind the engineering specialized 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”

The rumours that spoke of the PlayStation 5 playing games from PS3, PS2, and PS1 turned out to be false after all. The PlayStation 5 will finally release worldwide to the public on the 12th of November priced at $400 and $500 for the digital and physical edition respectively.