What will become of the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5 with PS4? Something has been said in recent weeks, but Sony has not yet clearly specified the capacity of its new generation system with past platforms of the PlayStation family. The CNET portal recently interviewed one of the main leaders of the division, Jim Ryan, who explained his point of view on the backward compatibility of the new system: it will not leave PS4 aside.
When asked about the role of backward compatibility that the PlayStation 5 disc reader will have, the businessman insisted on other past statements from the firm: “We said that PS5 had been designed to play PS4 games. We are going through the process with the editors and developers who are testing that library of more than 4,000 games quite extensively and we are happy with the progress made, “he acknowledged.
Despite being an interesting statement of intent, no one at the company has yet been entirely transparent with the machine’s backward compatible capabilities. In his day there was talk of “the 100 most played games in the system ” would be chosen, then it was said that “the vast majority of the more than 4,000 PS4 games” would be backward compatible with PS5 and now we receive the new statements from Jim Ryan. What will we receive at the end of 2020?
It is very likely that Sony will reserve an official announcement in the coming weeks on one of the topics that most interest its future users. Confirmation of the PS5’s backward compatibility was one of the most celebrated features after the company’s announcement. Our colleague Alberto Pastor already spoke about the importance of backward compatibility in the new generation of consoles a few weeks ago.