Sony PlayStation 5 May Have Backwards Compatibility

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There have been a number of rumors circulating in regards to the upcoming PlayStation 5 and the way it will shake up the gaming panorama. In the previous couple of years, gaming has change into much more of a precedence for corporations like Sony and Microsoft. The two have lengthy been at conflict with their competing consoles and Sony desires to maintain the higher hand with their latest platform. 

It's unlikely that we'll be getting the PlayStation 5 this 12 months but it surely's doable that Sony is gearing up for a 2020 launch. In case you are a fan of revisiting a few of your favourite retro video games, it's possible you'll be in luck as a result of the corporate has just lately filed for a patent that appears to counsel backwards compatibility.

Sony PlayStation 5 May Have Backwards Compatibility
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Sony missed the mark with the PS4 but it surely seems like we might be able to flip again time with video games that had been initially created for older fashions of the PlayStation quickly. According to TechSpot, a brand new patent has been filed by Sony that means backwards compatibility with all earlier fashions of the PlayStation. This is one thing that followers have been asking for and if it seems to be true, individuals will certainly be delighted. The report reads that the patent would permit for PS5 players to run software program from legacy gadgets, which means that PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 video games would all work on the upcoming console. 

It's price mentioning that despite the fact that a patent has been filed, backwards compatibility could not truly come to fruition. So far, it is all simply rumors.