Judging by the enormous amount of rumors and news regarding Sony’s upcoming console, we would expect from PS5 to be able to do any tech magic involving gaming. And it’s fairly reasonable to believe so! The console is far more powerful than any of its predecessors, and we can expect it to land in stores in November.
A lot of games had already been confirmed for PS5, and there’s even a ton more considering the next-generation console’s backward compatibility. The feature will make it possible to run the most games originally destined for the good old PS4. But what about the other consoles of the PlayStation series?
No backward compatibility below PlayStation 4
French game developer and publisher Ubisoft, the company that is preparing the launch of great titles for PlayStation 5 like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Far Cry 6, brings sad news for those willing to buy the console. The company wrote it crystal clear on a support page:
Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
Regardless of how many amazing games become available every month, PS3, PS2, and the first PlayStation have some very addictive titles. We can remind of GTA 4, The Elder Scrolls V, Metal Gear Solid 4, GTA San Andreas, God of War 3, Tekken 3, Metal Gear Solid, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, and many more. Not seeing any of these titles running on PlayStation 5 will surely be heartbreaking for many gamers, but we’ll have to move on somehow.